Will GOPers Cave on Principled Vote? (Project Labor Agreements)

Whether you know much about project labor agreements or not, here’s the principle: the government shouldn’t be in the business of mandating the use of union-only labor on projects funded by taxpayers.

Yet, that’s what mandatory PLA’s do. So why are the following Republicans considering casting votes today against an amendment by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (Amendment 182 in the National Defense Authorization Act), which would block mandatory union-boss giveaways on federally funded construction projects?

So far these Republicans appear to be headed the wrong direction:

Why would these Members of Congress — freshmen who swept into office promising to look out for taxpayers and change Washington — oppose legislation that would eliminate inefficiencies in the federal contracting procurement process, increase competition, reduce costs and create construction jobs–while protecting the public interest?

UPDATE: Add Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the list of Republicans who failed to stand up for taxpayers 🙁

This entry was posted in Intrusive Government, Project Labor Agreements


  1. Linda Momberger
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I am puzzled why these three would defy the voters, however, I believe that there names should be published, and come election time, an effort by every voter in their state or out of the states, contribute funds to get them out of office. They did not go to serve the American people, they came to be.

  2. Dorothy Sutherland
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Allowing big labor unions is like legalizing extortion. Why should they be able to take the our hard earned money! You are supposed to be for the people! If you want big labor unions you should run as Democrats!

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