Tag Archives: Big Labor

Big Labor Payoff Wastes Millions of Taxpayer Dollars

How much does a government-mandated union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) add to a $52.3 million construction project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) in Washington, D.C.? At least $3.3 million. That’s the cost of a change order the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) paid to a federal contractor to ensure renovations to the […]
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New Billboard Tells Gov. Patrick to Halt the Assault on Taxpayers

The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has launched a new billboard telling Gov. Deval Patrick (D) to halt the assault on Massachusetts small business. In June, the UMass Building Authority approved a requirement that all construction contractors must enter into a wasteful project labor agreement (PLA) with Big Labor in order to […]
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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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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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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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Boston Herald Editorial: There is No Rationale for Project Labor Agreements

A Boston Herald editorial lampoons the fuzzy logic used by the Patrick Administration regarding their defense and promotion of a project labor agreement (PLA) for a new UMass project TheTruthAboutPLAs.com covered here (“Love song to labor,” 6/17/10). Project labor agreements limit competition, drive up costs and exclude a majority of Bay State tradespeople from working on […]
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