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ABC, Lawmakers and Industry Groups Call on President Biden to Withdraw His Inflationary Project Labor Agreement Mandate Policies

0 November 18, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

On October 19, 2022, Associated Builders and Contractors submitted more than 40 pages of comments to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council calling on the Biden administration to withdraw a controversial proposed rule that would require anti-competitive and inflationary project labor agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more. ABC’s opposition is joined by more […]

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Construction and Taxpayer Coalitions Opposes Biden’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Proposal

0 October 17, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

An ABC-led coalition of 22 organizations and associations representing thousands of companies employing millions of workers in the construction industry submitted a comment letter, Oct, 13, 2022, in opposition to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s Aug. 19 proposed rule implementing President Biden’s Feb. 4 Executive Order 14063 requiring controversial and inflationary project labor agreements on federal construction contracts […]

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President Biden’s Inflationary Project Labor Agreement Schemes Hurt Taxpayers and Construction Job Creators

0 August 25, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

ICYMI, here is the Aug. 18, 2022, statement, article and twitter thread from Associated Builders and Contractors in response to the publication of a proposed rule, Federal Acquisition Regulation: Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, implementing President Biden’s Executive Order 14063, which requires federal construction contracts of $35 million or more to be subjected […]

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Biden’s Project Labor Agreement Schemes Exacerbate Construction Industry’s Skilled Labor Shortage

2 June 29, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

The construction industry is projecting a historic shortage of 650,000 skilled workers in 2022. It is also facing serious supply chain disruptions, unprecedented materials cost inflation of 44% since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and declining investment in nonresidential structures. The Biden administration is aware of these problems that stand to undermine taxpayer investments in […]

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Media Exposes President Biden’s Project Labor Agreement Schemes

0 April 19, 2022  Federal Construction

On Feb. 4, President Biden signed Executive Order 14063, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, which mandates the use of project labor agreements on federal construction projects of $35 million or more in value. The media coverage of this proposal has not been favorable. ABC slammed the order in a statement: “This anti-competitive and […]

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ABC Sends Letter to White House With 1,200 Signatures Opposing Biden’s Project Labor Agreement Mandate Policies

0 April 7, 2022  Federal Construction

On April 6, ABC sent a letter to the White House with more than 1,200 signatures from members and chapters voicing strong opposition to President Biden’s Feb. 4, 2022, Executive Order 14063, which requires controversial and inflationary project labor agreements on federal contracts of $35 million or more. The letter also lays out concerns with other […]

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April 2022 Update: ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Continues

0 April 6, 2022  Featured, Federal Construction

Since President Biden signed Executive Order 14063, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, on Feb. 4, 2022, mandating project labor agreements on federal construction projects of $35 million or more, numerous lawmakers and taxpayer and business groups have renewed fierce opposition to the Biden administration’s push for government-mandated PLAs on both federal […]

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USACE Mobile District Issues Two PLA Surveys Due 11.24

0 November 19, 2021  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District has issued two surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) for multiple large-scale projects at Redstone Arsenal in Madison County, Alabama. ABC National encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to these PLA surveys. Tell […]

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Nonunion Workers Suffer Up to 34% in Wage Theft Under Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

0 October 22, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22—Associated Builders and Contractors today calls attention to a new report that highlights the negative economic impact of controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on nonunion construction workers, who comprise 87.3% of the construction industry workforce. The study found that the limited number of nonunion craft professionals permitted to work on construction projects subject […]

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