South Carolina

Coalition to Congress: Cosponsor Bill Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 April 14, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

A diverse coalition of construction industry associations and employer groups sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives April 13 opposing government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and anti-competitive PLA preferences used by federal agencies as a result of President Obama’s pro-PLA Executive Order 13502 and related regulations. The letter asks lawmakers to cosponsor the Government Neutrality […]


ABC Supports Federal Legislation Restricting Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements in 114th Congress

1 March 30, 2015  Featured, Federal Construction

Today, ABC issued a press release in support of the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671/S. 71). It is an important piece of legislation introduced by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Sen David Vitter (R-La.), and supported by the contracting community and The measure prohibits federal agencies from requiring or prohibiting contractors to execute […]


USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For Fort Jackson Training Complex Due Jan. 26

0 January 23, 2015  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Charleston District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on Phase I of a Basic Training Complex IV in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government […]


South Carolina Becomes 17th State to Ban Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements on Taxpayer Funded Projects

6 June 11, 2013  State & Local Construction

Great news out of South Carolina. Yesterday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed S.438 into law, which will prohibit government entities in the state from requiring contractors to sign a project labor agreement (PLA) or other agreements with labor unions as a condition of performing work on public construction projects. South Carolina is the 17th state […]


USACE Savannah District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due March 8

1 February 12, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects within the Savannah District in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, click here. Responses must be submitted via […]


United States Army Corps of Engineers Requests Information on Project Labor Agreements for New Mexico and South Carolina Construction Projects

2 January 25, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Ft.Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued two surveys soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for large scale construction contracts exceeding $25 million in total cost. One survey is for the Brigade Combat Team Barracks at Fort Jackson, SC and the other survey […]