The Economist

Project Labor Agreements Kill Jobs and Waste Federal Resources

0 February 15, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Two recent magazine columns have asserted that President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 is incongruous with the administration’s recent re-focus on policy solutions that will create jobs.  January government data indicates that the construction industry is suffering from 24.7 percent unemployment. But critics argue that anti-competitive PLAs increase construction costs and result in fewer construction projects built for the […]