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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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California Union Slap: Kind Of A Big Deal

The Washington Examiner’s Mark Hemingway says “the most significant election result this month might be” the voters of Chula Vista, California saying NO to union handouts by rejecting Project Labor Agreements. The lesson should be important nationally, as Hemingway points out: With the White House now requiring PLAs, potentially billions of tax dollars are now [...]
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Healthcare Law’s Poison Pill Is Hard To Swallow for Jobs

Previously, we highlighted the story of physician-owned hospitals apparently being targeted for selective attack by the new health-insurance bill that many worry will threaten overall quality of care. Today, Robert Bluey from the Heritage Foundation offers an in-depth look at a poison pill within the bill for physician-owned hospitals, and you won’t like what you [...]
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Round Up For This Week From the Washington Examiner

We recently pointed readers to a great article by the Washington Examiner’s Mark Hemingway, and we would be remiss if we did not mention that it was part of a larger series examining Big Labor’s influence in regulation and legislation that is harming taxpayers, the economy, and — in particular — small business. Here’s a [...]
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