Washington State

Democrat House Appropriator Hinchey Pushes USACE To Mandate Project Labor Agreement on West Point Construction

0 July 12, 2012  Federal Construction

Politicians receiving campaign cash and favors from Big Labor continue to pressure federal agencies to mandate anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale construction federal construction projects even though they are not in the public interest and have a public record of poor performance. U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey, a retiring ten term Democrat from upstate […]


Federal PLA on Navy Project in Washington Will Harm Local Construction Workforce and Procurement Efficiency

6 January 12, 2012  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest has mandated a project labor agreement (PLA) on the construction of a $450 million to $550 million explosives handling wharf #2 (Solicitation No. N4425511R9004) at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington. The PLA mandate harms Washington’s experienced and skilled nonunion construction workforce and will discourage competition from qualified contractors that have […]


Elmer: Obama Administration Kicking Construction When it’s Down

0 July 6, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

In an must-read op-ed penned by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Chairman Jim Elmer of Spokane, WA for The Seattle Times (“Obama Administration Kicking Construction When it’s Down,” 7/5/10), Elmer lays out the chilling, job-killing impact that the Obama administration’s pro-Big Labor policies are having on main street construction firms. Here are the highlights […]