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Advocacy Campaign Opposes Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Schemes in Infrastructure Bill

0 July 26, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

As Congress continues to craft legislation implementing a bipartisan infrastructure framework, ABC  issued a July 13 press release announcing a digital advocacy campaign opposing costly government-mandated project labor agreement schemes on the federal infrastructure legislation. ABC-Led Coalition Announces Six-Figure Advocacy Campaign Build America Local, a coalition of construction industry and business organizations led by Associated […]

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Biden Administration Circulates Draft Pro-Project Labor Agreement Executive Order For Federal Contracting

0 June 30, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com can confirm recent media reports that the Biden administration is circulating a draft executive order to federal agencies that will modify and expand President Obama’s Executive Order 13502, issued in February 2009, which encourages federal agencies to require project labor agreements on a case-by-case basis on federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total […]

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USACE Baltimore District Issues PLA Survey for Baltimore-Washington Corridor Due 5.9.21

0 May 4, 2021  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for large scale construction projects (greater than $25M) within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. These projects may consist of new construction as well as renovation, repairs, and upgrade […]

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USACE Los Angeles District Issues PLA Survey for Vandenburg AFB Due 5.12.21

0 April 20, 2021  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Los Angeles District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for a future procurement for the Design and Construction of a 24,000 SF single story Re-entry Vehicle Maintenance facility at North Base, Vandenberg AFB. ABC […]

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Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Exacerbate Construction Industry’s Skilled Labor Shortage

2 March 30, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The construction industry needs to hire an additional 430,000 craft professionals in 2021, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released March 23 by Associated Builders and Contractors. Yet federal, state and local lawmakers continue to push anti-competitive and costly policies promoting controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects, […]

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Do Project Labor Agreements Stop Strikes on Construction Jobsites?

0 March 29, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Some construction union lobbyists and bosses market anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements to public and private construction owners as a tool to guarantee labor peace on construction jobsites by prohibiting union-led strikes that can delay a project and increase the cost of construction. PLA advocates know that strikes, work stoppages, slowdowns and other labor unrest authorized […]

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Coalition To President Biden: Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Reduce Competition, Raise Costs on Taxpayer-Funded Construction

0 March 12, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction, Open Competition Works

On March 5, ABC and a coalition of 14 industry and employer groups sent a letter to President Biden raising concerns about the expansion of policies encouraging or mandating project labor agreements on federal and federally assisted construction projects. ABC and the coalition are monitoring Biden administration executive actions, federal agency policies and legislation introduced in the 117th Congress that […]

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USACE Omaha District Issues PLA Survey Due 3.9

0 February 26, 2021  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for a project on Offutt Air Force Base in Sarpy County, Nebraska. ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE […]

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February 2021 Update: ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 February 10, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction

Among the many anticipated policy changes that will impact the construction industry following the November 2020 elections, the Biden administration and the 117th Congress are likely to attempt to enhance and expand the federal government’s current controversial policy of promoting costly government-mandated project labor agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects. Doing so would create a rigged […]

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