Posts Tagged ‘PLA’s’

Dec
2016
20

WI GOP Introduces Bill Blocking Local Wage, Safety, Hiring Standards in Construction

WI GOP Introduces Bill Blocking Local Wage, Safety, Hiring Standards in Construction
  ff Don’t try to tell us 2016 was the worst of it when Wisconsin workers are staring down the barrel of a loaded legislative gun. State Rep. Rob Hutton has introduced a bill that would block local governments from requiring Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on public construction projects. Instead, Hutton said he would like [&hellip...
Oct
2016
25

Kelly Ayotte, Who Opposes PLAs and Workers’ Rights, Trailing Badly in NH Sen. Race

Kelly Ayotte, Who Opposes PLAs and Workers' Rights, Trailing Badly in NH Sen. Race
  According to a poll from WMUR and the University of New Hampshire, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH-R) is currently trailing Democratic challenger Gov. Maggie Hassan by eight points. It’s one of a handful of races that could determine whether Democrats are able to retake the Senate in November: The poll, which was conducted between Oct. 11 and...
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Nov
2014
17

Fresno’s Ban on Project Labor Agreements, Ignorance of Prevailing Wage Reversed by City Council

  The Fresno City Council has voted to approve two measures which will repeal its ban on Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) and require the prevailing wage to be paid on municipal public works projects.  The two measures bring the city in line with new state bills — SB 922, SB 829, and SB 7 — [&hellip...
Nov
2014
3

Misleader in the Polls: Comstock’s Project Labor Agreement Hate Turns Into Fact Fudging

Misleader in the Polls: Comstock's Project Labor Agreement Hate Turns Into Fact Fudging
  And the partisan bickering over the Dulles Metrorail expansion continues. The race for Virginia’s 10th congressional district is offering up yet another chapter in the never-ending saga of the Silver Line and its economic impact. (See our previous coverage of this issue here, here, here, and here.) On October 13th, Susan Falconer,...
Oct
2014
22

Ban the Ban: SD Joins Host of CA Cities Salvaging State Funds Ahead of SB7’s Implementation

  On Monday the San Diego City Council voted to affirm a compromise that would allow the city to operate under Proposition A’s exception clause in order to continue to receive funds from the state after SB7 goes into effect on January 1st, 2015.  The agreement was reached after Gov. Jerry Brown, State Assembly Speaker [&hellip...
Sep
2013
26

Dem Gov. Candidates Plead Pro-Labor, Pro-PLA Case to MD, DC Building Trades in Introductory Summit

  On Monday, the three top Democratic candidates for Maryland governor met at the Turf Valley Resort in Howard County, MD to explain why their administration would be the best at creating union jobs in the Old Line State.  Addressing a forum hosted by the Maryland-D.C. Building Trades Council, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General...
Jan
2012
27

Baystate Health Praises the Building Trades for Work on a Hospital Expansion Done Under a PLA

Baystate Health Praises the Building Trades for Work on a Hospital Expansion Done Under a PLA
Two years ago, Baystate Health, the “largest employer” in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts, launched a $23 million dollar campaign to expand Baystate Medical Center. The hospital was built under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and has been hailed as a great success. Baystate recently put together a video highlighting...
Jan
2012
6

Construction Unions Win Monster Victory Over Right-Wing Attempts to Stifle Labor in Idaho

Idaho witnessed a monster victory yesterday, not only for the unions whose lawsuit sought to protect contractors interested in Project Labor Agreements, but for the workers hoping their shops will be able to bid more competitively through job-targeting programs. The state’s construction unions were outraged when anti-union legislators took...
Dec
2011
12

10 Days Left to Comment on “Green” Rail Yard That Would Bring Thousands of Jobs Per Year

10 Days Left to Comment on “Green” Rail Yard That Would Bring Thousands of Jobs Per Year
Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council are ramping up for the home stretch of planning for their joint venture, a $500 million green facility at the Port of Los Angeles. The facility, the Southern California International Gateway (SCIG), is a...
Dec
2011
8

$287 Million Modernization Effort Will Be Undertaken by Union Construction Workers in NorCal

$287 Million Modernization Effort Will Be Undertaken by Union Construction Workers in NorCal
The anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) spend a lot of their time and money bashing Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) and spreading misinformation propaganda about the value of union construction workers. Case in point, the ABC’s recent claim that the Santa Clara & San Benito Counties Building Trades Council will bankrupt...
Nov
2011
22

Wisconsin Power Plants Being Modernized With Union Labor

With a recall gubernatorial recall effort in full swing in Wisconsin, all eyes are on labor and its fight to protect collective bargaining rights. Unions have been demonized as the root of the state’s economic problems, but proof that labor’s ideals can be beneficial to state are being witnessed in the energy sector. Industrial Info...