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Jun
2011
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Virginia Business Leaders Still Trying to Pull Union Workers off the Dulles Rail Job

This news piece from NBC in Washington, D.C., discusses the extension of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project that has used a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) thus far. Northern Virginia business leaders have been fighting this PLA since the Airport Authority decided to sign it and the battle, as you see in the news report, continues for the unions today.

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The first part of this project has employed mostly union workers, with certain aspects being carved out for non-union workers. The result has been on time, on budget results with only one mistime accident. Another Virginia metro area project of similar scale, the Springfield Interchange, employed mostly non-union workers, resulting in several worker deaths before being completed in 2008.

Washington Post provides more detail on the business leaders’ opposition.

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