Small Business

Minority Contractors and Business Associations Take Leadership Role in Fighting Project Labor Agreements in California Coastal Cities

1 March 9, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Minority contractors and minority business associations in California are taking a political leadership role in Los Angeles and Oakland to oppose proposed project labor agreements (PLAs). LOS ANGELES COUNTY On March 1, 2011, Small Business United (SBU), described as “a coalition of small business groups and professional associations representing a diverse set of constituencies from […]


Dissolve the State of Project Labor Agreements from Our Regulation Nation

1 January 20, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On Jan. 18, President Obama issued an executive order, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, urging federal agencies to review and fix costly federal regulations that “stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive.” In an opinion editorial published in The Wall Street Journal (“Towards a 21st Century Regulatory,” 1/18/11), President Obama wrote: “Sometimes, those rules have gotten out […]


Government Project Labor Agreement Mandates Harm Small Businesses

1 June 2, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Last week the federal government celebrated National Small Business Week.  Over at, the Workforce Fairness Institute’s Katie Packer wrote about government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) when describing how “the Obama Administration’s support for proposals that result in forced unionization could lead to the extinction of these very same businesses” (“Obama Administration’s Small Business Policies […]