Tag Archives: Executive Order 13502

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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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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Tired of Big Government Spending on Schemes That Assault Small Business? Then YouCut It!

Oklahoma Congresswoman and gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin’s (OK-5) YouCut proposal to prohibit the federal government from requiring anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects is back by popular demand. The YouCut website, launched May 12 by House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), features a list of five proposals aimed at reducing […]
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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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Chula Vista and Oceanside Reject Big Labor Handouts: Proposition G and Measure K Overwhelmingly Approved

Last night was a tough night for Big Labor, and not just in Arkansas. Voters in Chula Vista, Calif., and Oceanside, Calif., approved ballot initiatives that prohibit local entities from requiring project labor agreements (PLAs) on city-funded construction projects. Chula Vista and Oceanside join the City of Fresno, Orange County and San Diego County in […]
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Halting Big Labor's Assault in Southern California

Today is primary day in California. While much of the media attention will focus the on competitive primary races for governor and U.S. Senator, there are two important ballot initiative races taking place in San Diego County. Voters in Chula Vista and Oceanside will each have the opportunity to say NO to wasteful and discriminatory […]
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Halting Big Labor’s Assault in Southern California

Today is primary day in California. While much of the media attention will focus the on competitive primary races for governor and U.S. Senator, there are two important ballot initiative races taking place in San Diego County. Voters in Chula Vista and Oceanside will each have the opportunity to say NO to wasteful and discriminatory […]
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ABC Member Fights Back Against Project Labor Agreement Assault on Small Business

HaltTheAssualt.com readers know that wasteful and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) are an assault on small businesses and taxpayers. Last night, Brett McMahon, vice president of ABC member firm Miller & Long Concrete Construction, had a chance to speak out against discriminatory and wasteful government-mandated PLAs on national television on behalf of small construction businesses and their employees, […]
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President Obama's Project Labor Agreement Executive Order Continues Assault on Small Business

ICYMI, an April 14 Wall Street Journal editorial blasts President Obama’s Feb. 6, 2009 pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 that was implemented into federal procurement regulations via a final rule issued April 13 (“Crony Contracts. Want federal business? Better be a union shop“). Anti-competitive government-mandated PLAs are special interest schemes that end open, fair and competitive bidding […]
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