Washington Business Journal

Job Training, Not PLAs, Needed for District

0 May 5, 2010  Uncategorized

As the D.C. Council studies the misleadingly named District Resident Employment and Trade Stimulus Act of 2010 (Bill 18-650), which would require project labor agreements (PLAs) on D.C. construction projects that cost more than $200,000 and receive government assistance, an Op-Ed in The Washington Business Journal by Roderick L. Woodson debunks common myths promoted by Big Labor in […]


Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements: A Form of Corruption

2 April 12, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

George Nash, director of commercial construction and development for Facchina Construction Co. and 2010 chairman of the board for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Metro Washington chapter, calls out project labor agreements (PLAs) for what they are – corruption – in an editorial published by the Washington Business Journal on April 9. This editorial mentions […]


Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO President Argues McDonalds Employees Only Earn $50 an Hour

0 March 5, 2010  State & Local Construction

A quote in a recent Washington Business Journal article indicates that Joslyn Williams, president of the AFL-CIO Metropolitan Washington Council, believes McDonald’s employees earn $50 an hour (“Bill heats up battle over required use of union labor,” 2/28/10). “The city has to decide whether it wants people working on its construction projects to earn only ‘McDonald’s wages,’” said Joslyn Williams, […]


Feds Say Contractors Underbidding for PLA-Free Stimulus Projects

0 July 24, 2009  Federal Construction

An article by the Washington Business Journal reports that taxpayers have benefited from intense free and open competition on government contracts funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (a.k.a the stimulus bill) (“Federal officials: Businesses underbidding for stimulus projects,” 7/21). Businesses seeking stimulus funds are bidding 15 percent below expected costs, according to federal officials […]