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Call to Action: Curb Excessive Government Spending and Halt The Assault Via YouCut

Congress is back in session this week, which means time is running out for you to tell Congress to say NO to wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements on federal construction projects via House Republican Whip Eric Cantor’s “YouCut” program.  TheTruthAboutPLAs.com is asking readers and the public to support Oklahoma Congresswoman and gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin’s […]
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Malkin: We Don’t Need to Theorize About How this Shakedown Works

In a breakdown of President Obama’s new $50 billion infrastructure construction proposal, commentator Michelle Malkin tells her readers something that we’ve been saying for quite some time: that all workers are not created equal to President Obama. In February 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13502, which encourages agencies to require the use of wasteful and […]
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Dem Candidate for Pennsylvania Governor: CCAC PLA Requirement was "Probably Wrong"

Allegheny County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato (D) criticized the Community College of Allegheny County’s (CCAC) requirement that all bidders for the upcoming construction of a $21 million science building agree to sign a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) with Big Labor as a condition of performing work on this project. Here’s an […]
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Dem Candidate for Pennsylvania Governor: CCAC PLA Requirement was “Probably Wrong”

Allegheny County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato (D) criticized the Community College of Allegheny County’s (CCAC) requirement that all bidders for the upcoming construction of a $21 million science building agree to sign a wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreement (PLA) with Big Labor as a condition of performing work on this project. Here’s an […]
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Ethics Complaint Raises Questions About UMass Crony Contracting Scheme

Yesterday, The Boston Globe reported that a group of nonunion contractors filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission alleging that a project labor agreement (PLA) favoring union labor on $750 million worth of construction at the UMass Boston campus violated the state’s conflict of interest law when it was approved by a board that includes two union leaders […]
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YouCut: Last Chance to Vote to End Crony Federal Contracts

Oklahoma Congresswoman and gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin (OK-5) issued the following release on July 12 regarding her submission to prohibit the federal government from requiring project labor agreements (PLAs) to this week’s edition of the YouCut ballot. The YouCut website, launched May 12 by House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), features a weekly ballot of […]
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Boston Globe Editorial Opposes UMass Project Labor Agreement

A Boston Globe editorial opposes the anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on $750 million worth of Umass-Boston construction projects (“Public benefits don’t justify labor deal on Umass project,” 7/5). It comes on the heels of intense media coverage, op-eds and editorials in Massachusetts newspapers of the Umass PLA and The Boston Globe columnist Jeff […]
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The Most Infamous PLA Job: Lessons from Boston’s Big Dig

Last week, a pair of editorials in Massachusetts newspapers questioned whether Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick learned anything from Boston’s experience with the government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the Big Dig after he endorsed a new PLA mandated by the UMass’s Building Authority board of directors on future university construction projects (The Salem News, “Our view: Has Big Dig […]
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The Most Infamous PLA Job: Lessons from Boston's Big Dig

Last week, a pair of editorials in Massachusetts newspapers questioned whether Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick learned anything from Boston’s experience with the government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the Big Dig after he endorsed a new PLA mandated by the UMass’s Building Authority board of directors on future university construction projects (The Salem News, “Our view: Has Big Dig […]
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Boston Globe Columnist: Labor Agreements Make No Sense

The Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby blasts Mass. Gov. Patrick’s support of anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on Umass-Boston construction projects (“Labor agreements make no sense,” 6/27). THIS IS the kind of thing, Charlie Baker was saying one day last week, that “makes people crazy about state government.’’ The Republican gubernatorial candidate […]
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