Government-mandated PLAs discourage merit shop contractors from bidding on taxpayer- funded construction contracts and drive up costs between 12 percent and 18 percent
Anti-competitive and costly
government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) are special interest
schemes that end open, fair and competitive bidding on contracts to build
taxpayer- funded construction projects. Government-mandated PLAs discourage
merit shop contractors from bidding on taxpayer- funded construction contracts
and drive up costs between 12 percent and 18 percent, which results in fewer
infrastructure improvements, reduced construction industry job creation
PLAs drive up the cost of construction by
reducing competition and effectively excluding merit shop contractors and their
skilled employees from building projects paid for by their own tax dollars.
ABC, Empire State promises to fight every proposed government-mandated Project
Labor Agreement in the State of New York, from the smallest of projects to the
you catch wind of a possible proposed government mandated PLA or want to get
involved in the fight against PLA’s, please contact us at ABC-Empire@abcnys.org
By Brian Sampson
President, Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors
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