Wall Street Journal

Dissolve the State of Project Labor Agreements from Our Regulation Nation

1 January 20, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On Jan. 18, President Obama issued an executive order, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, urging federal agencies to review and fix costly federal regulations that “stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive.” In an opinion editorial published in The Wall Street Journal (“Towards a 21st Century Regulatory,” 1/18/11), President Obama wrote: “Sometimes, those rules have gotten out […]


NY Times and Fox News Cover San Diego Anti-PLA Ballot Initiative

0 October 15, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

On November 2, San Diego County voters will vote YES on Proposition A, which amends the San Diego county charter to prohibit the county government from entering into contracts that require construction companies to sign project labor agreements (PLAs) with construction unions. This measure will ensure that San Diego County taxpayers get the best quality construction at the best […]


UCLA Professor: Project Labor Agreements Bad for Economy

2 July 10, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

UCLA economics professor Lee O’Hanian writes July 8 in the Wall Street Journal that “recent decisions by President Obama and his administration to increase unionization are steps in the wrong direction” to achieve economic recovery in America: These steps include executive orders that increase union bargaining power, including one that gave preference to union labor on […]


WSJ Editorial: California Voters Rebel Against Project Labor Agreements

0 June 14, 2010  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In an editorial today, the Wall Street Journal slammed union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs). Just last week, voters in the San Diego area “voted to prohibit the city from bowing to union demands” and prohibited these discriminatory and costly agreements on municipal construction projects in Chula Vista and Oceanside, California. The WSJ noted that, “From […]


WSJ Editorial Blasts Obama’s Project Labor Agreement Scheme (Again)

2 May 17, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board continues to criticize the Obama administration’s steady support of Big Labor’s special interest agenda  (“Obama’s Union Favors: The Latest Rule Change Slams The Airlines,” 5/15).  The latest gift to Big Labor benefits labor unions in the airline industry.  TheTruthAboutPLAs.com readers may recall that an April 14, 2010 WSJ editorial blasted President Obama’s scheme to funnel […]


WSJ Editorial Blasts Obama Gift to Big Labor, Calls Project Labor Agreements “Crony Contracts”

1 April 14, 2010  Federal Construction

Today’s Wall Street Journal editorial blasts President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 that was implemented into federal procurement regulations thanks to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s final rule issued yesterday (“Crony Contracts. Want federal business? Better be a union shop.” 4/14/10). This editorial is one for the ages. Let’s hope federal agencies and […]


Required Reading: April 12 Media on Obama’s Project Labor Agreement Final Rule

5 April 13, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

While you were out rebuilding America, here are yesterday’s media reports and notable statements on today’s final rule implementing President Obama’s pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 into federal procurement regulations. Wall Street Journal (“Unions Win Public Contracting Row,” 4/12) Statement from House Education and Labor Committee Senior Republican Member Rep. John Kline (R-MN) Workforce Fairness Institute […]