Workers Injured on San Fran Union-Only Construction Jobsite Financed by Union Pension Fund

0 September 5, 2011  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Last week four union construction workers were seriously injured in an accident at the $40 million Potrero Launch apartment project in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood (“Four hospitalized after SF construction accident,” 8/31/11): The roof support structure gave way and collapsed onto three workers below, who were in a stairwell on the sixth floor, he said. […]


Report Documents Safety Problems on PLA Projects

0 April 13, 2011  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

As part of our ongoing series publishing the truth about government-mandated projects labor agreements (PLAs), here is a chapter documenting Safety Problems on PLA Projects from Maury Baskin’s Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: The Public Record of Poor Performance (2011 Edition). VI. Safety Problems on PLA Projects The public record also does not support claims of […]


NAVFAC Recognizes Merit Shop Contractors for Safety, Value and Results

0 March 3, 2011  Federal Construction, Open Competition Works

A joint venture between two merit shop contractors has been recognized by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest for their outstanding safety record and performance on a $175 million federal construction project at Naval Base Point Loma near San Diego, Calif. The project is being built without a PLA and is on-time, on-budget and is delvivering value to taxpayers, demonstrating why PLAs are not needed to complete large and complex projects for the federal government and other owners.


Evidence That Project Labor Agreements Do Not Guarantee a Safer Workplace

0 September 11, 2010  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Big Labor Bosses and their hand-picked political puppets claim that anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) are in the public’s best interest.  In reality, PLAs are crony contracting schemes implemented by corrupt elected officials that funnel lucrative public works contracts to union contractors and their union employees in exchange for political support. Taxpayers are […]