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Fighting a PLA in Broome County

Thanks to one of our members in the Southern Tier, ABC caught wind of
talks of attaching a PLA to the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant. While initially estimated to be a $150 million dollar project, cost estimates have been rising, with some saying it could potentially cost upwards of $250 million dollars. You can imagine how much more this would cost taxpayers with a PLA. Projects with a PLA attached have been shown to cost 12-18% more, on average, than those without. By these estimates, taxpayers would expect to pay anywhere from $30 million-$45 million more for this project with a PLA attached.

Fighting PLA's in Genesee County

We are always reviewing publicly funded projects that are put out to bid. This was the case when we came across the Western New York Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) project.

Project Labor Agreements diminish competition, raise costs

Mayor De Blasio and his team, and all government units, need not look hard to discover the numerous issues that can result from PLA’s. One of the more notable PLA’s most in the Northeast will remember: The Big Dig in neighboring Boston. Originally estimated as a $2.8 billion dollar project, it ended up costing tax payers over $22 billion dollars.

SUNY Binghamton Should Avoid Anti-Competitive, Costly Project Labor Agreement

While there are numerous upsides, there is at least one potential pitfall on this project: As has become fairly standard with SUNY construction projects, there is a rumored study being done to determine the feasibility of a Project Labor Agreement or PLA.

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FIXING NYCHA MEANS SCRAPPING PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS
 Tanner Schmidt  Wednesday, March 28, 2018  3

This winter, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers went without heat or hot water at one point or another during the frigid winter months in NYCHA properties...

Cuomo and his Surrogates are Pressuring Local Manufacturer to Build with Discriminatory PLA
 Tanner Schmidt  Sunday, March 11, 2018  3

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson blasted Governor Cuomo appointee Howard Zemsky and his team at Empire...

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