Secretary of Labor Reaffirms Ill-Informed Support of Project Labor Agreements
It is no secret that U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis supports the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) and Project Labor Agreements. Yesterday she addressed the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention in Pittsburgh, PA and reaffirmed her support of these special interest policies that will kill jobs and exclusively benefit Big Labor and harm American taxpayers, workers and […]
It’s Still Taxpayer Money!
The winner of the most absurd PLA-related quote of the week goes to a local official in Monroe, MI. The Monroe City Council was forced to accept a bid on a water main repair and rehabilitation project that was 12.7 percent or approximately $200,000 higher than the engineer’s estimate because it was the only bid […]
PLA Laws in the States: Some Say NO to Project Labor Agreements, Others CAVE to Union Pressure
While the federal government is tripping over itself to give handouts to Big Labor by encouraging government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects exceeding $25 million, several states have enacted legislation or issued executive orders rejecting wasteful and anti-competitive PLAs. Since 1995, five states now prohibit government-mandated PLAs on public construction projects. Leaders in […]