Tag Archives: PLAs

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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Contracting Community Convinces Federal Agency to Halt the Assault on Florida Small Business

ABC member contractors, their employees and concerned taxpayers helped defeat a costly and discriminatory provision within the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) solicitation for construction services that mandated a project labor agreement (PLA) on a $100 million to $250 million technical applications center at Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County, Fla. Numerous […]
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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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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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