Sunday, November 7, 2010

ABC Urges Army Corps of Engineers to Not Use Project Labor Agreements

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has filed comments opposing adoption of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on projects in Georgia, Kentucky, and Connecticut.

PLAs are strongly supported by labor unions and contractors who are signatory to collective bargaining agreements, but are opposed by merit shop or non-union contractors and associations such as ABC.

In a November 3, 2010 press release, ABC argued that PLAs cause public works projects to be more expensive, and do not deliver the benefits promised.  

Click here to read the ABC's press release, which includes links to their comments to the Army Corp of Engineers.

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