Virginia

NAVFAC and USACE Issue PLA Surveys in Virginia

0 July 16, 2020  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued two surveys soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for multiple construction projects in Virginia. NAVFAC MID-ATLANTIC is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of a PLA for large scale, general construction […]

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Virginia Delays Enactment of Prevailing Wage and PLA Mandate Laws Until May 2021

0 April 23, 2020  Featured, State & Local Construction

During its annual reconvene/veto session April 22, the Virginia General Assembly agreed with Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and delayed the effective date of two laws permitting prevailing wage and project labor agreement requirements on taxpayer-funded public works projects. The General Assembly originally sent these bills, passed via party line votes, to the desk of Gov. […]

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

0 March 11, 2020  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  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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