What is a PLA

Letter to the Editor: Writer Won’t be Intimidated by Pro-Union Threat

0 August 4, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In a July 27 letter to the editor written by Mary Alford of Bristol, CT and published by the Bristol Press, Ms. Alford describes her experience testifying against Big Labor and their effort to persuade local officials to require wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements on local school construction projects. Here is an excerpt from Ms. Alford’s […]


Project Labor Agreement Basics: What is a PLA?

36 April 24, 2009  Featured

A government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) is an anti-competitive and costly scheme designed by Big Labor and sympathetic public officials to funnel construction contracts to unionized contractors and union members while cutting competition from qualified merit shop contractors and their skilled merit shop employees. A PLA is a multi-employer, multi-union, pre-hire collective bargaining agreement that PLA proponents […]