Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Union Sues School District for Backing Out of Project Labor Agreement

The Lorain, Ohio school district has backed out of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the construction of a new $73 million high school.  

State threatens to cut project funding:  The district's action came after Ohio Gov. John Kasich banned PLAs.  Even though the district signed a PLA with the unions, the state, which is funding 81% of the cost of the project, threatened to withdraw their financial support for the project if the PLA remained in effect.

Unions file lawsuit:  On July 11, 2013, the North Central Ohio Building and Construction Council filed a lawsuit against the school district and two state commissions.   

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