Waterbury Board of Education Gives Taxpayers Half a Loaf of Good Government

0 October 5, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In a head fake in the direction of good government, the Waterbury, CT Board of Education rejected proposals requiring contractors to enter into wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) with union bosses on 2 of 3 upcoming school construction projects totaling $105 million in taxpayer funds. Unfortunately, the board did approve a PLA requirement […]


Waterbury PLA Schools Continue Record of Poor Performance

0 March 2, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The Waterbury Republican American reported on 2/24/10 that two CT schools recently constructed under project labor agreements (PLAs) have suffered cost overruns, construction defects and missed construction deadlines. CONSTRUCTION CONTRAST: Item: The $20.5 million Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School was finished late and came in 10 percent over budget. Today, it’s leaky, the climate-control system is faulty, […]