Rep. Matt Gabler

Commonwealth Foundation Opposes Project Labor Agreement Kickbacks to Big Labor

0 December 17, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives has posted their testimony to the Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee concerning government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on PA projects and Representative John Bear’s H.B. 2010, The Open Contracting Act, that would prohibit these special interest handouts on state construction. As usual, the Commonwealth Foundation knocks it out […]


PA Lawmakers and Union Contractor Association Express Opposition to Project Labor Agreements

2 December 10, 2009  State & Local Construction

Yesterday the Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee held a hearing on project labor agreements (PLAs) and legislation (House Bill 2010, The Open Contracting Act) introduced by Reps. Stan Saylor (R-York) and John Bear (R-Lancaster) that would prohibit government-mandated PLAs on PA and PA-funded construction projects. PA lawmakers, nonunion contractors, employees and other business groups and construction associations […]