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20 Sep, 2019

The Cost of Project Labor Agreements

2019-09-20T08:46:16-05:00September 20th, 2019|Construction Contractor Advisor, PLA, Project Labor Agreement|

Last month a New Jersey contractor filed a lawsuit alleging that the requirement of a project labor agreement on the Scudder Falls Bridge cost the taxpayers of New Jersey and Pennsylvania over $70 million.  If the contractor prevails, it could be a major blow to the use of PLAs by government entities. Project labor agreements are often required on public works project to ensure that union contractors are selected for [...]

17 Sep, 2013

Michigan’s Ban on Project Labor Agreements is Upheld

2018-04-23T23:55:16-05:00September 17th, 2013|Construction Contractor Advisor, Government Contracting|

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found that Michigan’s Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act was not preempted by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This means that all branches of Michigan government, from the city, county to the state, may not enter into project labor agreements on any construction project. Michigan passed its first version of the Act in 2011. The Act bared governmental units from entering or expending [...]