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USACE Baltimore District Issue Project Labor Agreement Surveys for Maryland & Virginia

0 March 21, 2021  Federal Construction

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

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Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Failures on Federal and Federally Assisted Construction Projects

0 March 10, 2021  Featured, Federal Construction

ABC supports fair and open competition and opposes government-mandated project labor agreements on federal and federally assisted projects because hardworking taxpayers deserve more efficient and effective policies that will encourage all qualified contractors and their skilled workforce to compete to build long-lasting, quality projects at the best price. Just 12.7% of the U.S. construction workforce belongs […]

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The District of Columbia Council Is Wasting Taxpayer Money on Project Labor Agreement Schemes

0 August 13, 2020  Featured, State & Local Construction

District of Columbia voters and businesses monitoring revenue shortfalls and proposed tax hikes in the D.C. Council’s FY2021 budget, passed July 23 and awaiting future action from Mayor Bowser, should be concerned about $50 million to $100 million in waste and increased costs resulting from a scheme by some D.C. Council members and construction trade […]

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Construction Costs Likely to Rise Due to D.C. Council’s Project Labor Agreement Legislation

0 July 6, 2016  State & Local Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington issued the following press release today in response to the Council of the District of Columbia’s recent addition of language to Section 14 of the The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2016 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction contracts […]

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Take Action: D.C. Council’s Pro-Project Labor Agreement Legislation Threatens Fair and Open Competition for DC Construction Contracts

0 July 6, 2016  Featured, School Construction, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

District of Columbia council members June 21 added language to Section 14 of The Procurement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Amendment Act of 2016 (Bill 21-334) mandating the use of union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) on District of Columbia-funded construction contracts exceeding $50 million. Update 7/6/16: The ABC Metro Washington Chapter issued this press release in reaction to […]

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A Red Card for Union Handouts on District Construction Projects

0 May 5, 2016  State & Local Construction

April 25, 2016, District of Columbia officials participated in a groundbreaking and demolition ceremony for the construction of the $300 million DC United Soccer Stadium, which the mayor said will create nearly 1,000 temporary construction and permanent jobs, generate millions of dollars in new tax revenue for the District and establish a $1 billion economic activity […]

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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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NAVFAC Washington Project Labor Agreement Survey for Bethesda Contract Due August 10

0 August 4, 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 Temporary Medical Facilities at Navy Support Activity in Bethesda, Maryland. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell NAVFAC […]

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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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USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey for New England MATOC Jobs Due June 2

0 May 14, 2014  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for federal Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to build, renovate and repair military and other federal facilities throughout six New England states. Those states include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode […]

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