USACE PLA Survey Due April 12 For Unspecified Construction in Western States

0 April 5, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on unspecified large-scale federal projects within Western states (primarily Utah, Nevada and Colorado). Projects may include new construction projects, minor repairs, rehabilitation and alterations in a secure environment. To review and […]


Beacon Hill Institute Responds to Attacks on Project Labor Agreement Research

0 July 22, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Dr. David Tuerck, Executive Director of The Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at Suffolk University, asked TheTruthAboutPLAs.com to post the following note and related correspondence to U.S. Congress in response to attacks by Dr. Peter Phillips, economics professor at the University of Utah, on BHI’s research on the impact of government-mandated […]


PLA Laws in the States: Some Say NO to Project Labor Agreements, Others CAVE to Union Pressure

0 May 8, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

While the federal government is tripping over itself to give handouts to Big Labor by encouraging government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects exceeding $25 million, several states have enacted legislation or issued executive orders rejecting wasteful and anti-competitive PLAs.  Since 1995, five states now prohibit government-mandated PLAs on public construction projects.  Leaders in […]