Virginia

Virginia General Assembly Sends Project Labor Agreement and Prevailing Wage Legislation to Gov. Northam – Take Action

0 March 11, 2020  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

Virginia’s General Assembly has sent legislation to Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk that will needlessly increase the cost of taxpayer-funded public works construction projects, discourage competition from Virginia’s construction workforce and businesses. In addition, the legislation will steer contracts to out-of-state workers and firms instead of creating opportunities for certified small, women and minority contractors to […]

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Virginia Considers Legislation Requiring Project Labor Agreements and Prevailing Wage on Public Works Construction

0 February 10, 2020  Featured, State & Local Construction

Legislation in Virginia’s General Assembly will lead to tax hikes or fewer public works construction projects procured by the Commonwealth’s state and local governments. In addition, it will needlessly increase construction costs and steer contracts to out-of-state unionized businesses and unionized workers at the expense of Virginia’s construction industry.

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USACE Norfolk District PLA Survey for Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Due 7.22

0 July 9, 2019  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement, Chesapeake, Virginia. ABC National, encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and […]

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NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Hampton Roads Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 12.14.16

0 December 12, 2016  Federal Construction

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) on federal contracts for large scale construction projects within the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell […]

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ABC Virginia President’s Letter Blasts Labor Boss’ Deceptive Pro-Project Labor Agreement Op-Ed

0 May 30, 2016  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

On May 28, 2016, The Virginia Pilot published a strong #NoPLAs letter to the editor by ABC Virginia President Patrick J. Dean in response to a pro-project labor agreement (PLA) op-ed submitted by Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA): Letter: Benefits agreements hurt business, taxpayers May […]

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NAVFAC Washington Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Nov. 10 For Quantico, Virginia Contract

0 November 4, 2015  Federal Construction

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to construct the Embassy Security Guard BEQ and OPS Facility at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit […]

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ABC Western Pennsylvania President’s Letter Blasts Labor Boss’ Tired Pro-Project Labor Agreement Op-Ed

0 October 14, 2015  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

On Sunday, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a strong #NoPLAs letter to the editor by ABC Western Pennsylvania President Pete Gum in response to a pro-project labor agreement (PLA) op-ed submitted by Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA): Government-mandated project labor agreements are anti-competitive and costly […]

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NAVFAC Washington Project Labor Agreement Survey For Naval Research Laboratory Due Oct. 1

0 September 29, 2015  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale federal contract to construct the Electronic Science and Technology Project at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Langley, Virginia, Hospital Due May 27

0 May 26, 2015  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District has issued a survey requesting information from the contracting community about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract to build the Langley Hospital addition and Central Utility Plant Replacement in Virginia (Solicitation Number W91236-15-R-0034) TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for Baltimore to District of Columbia Corridor Due Oct. 23

0 October 14, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing potential government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction contracts to build unspecified large-scale federal projects within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The USACE Baltimore District issued a similar PLA survey in previous years and has not required a PLA on a contract. This […]

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