Walker Keeps Big Labor On Their Toes

Walker Keeps Big Labor On Their Toes

Scott Walker dealt another blow to Big Labor this month when he signed legislation that “prevents local governments from requiring contractors to hire union labor for publicly funded construction projects.” This is a huge move forward for many reasons. And Patrick...
INK January 19, 2012

INK January 19, 2012

In this issue: •  Union Bailout Update •  Yes, America, the Unions Are Killing Your Twinkies •  Will the Unions Screw Up the Superbowl? •  Laborers Vow Never to Forget Keystone •  Picket Line Do’s and Don’ts •  Teamsters Watch, Sticky Fingers and more…...
Defense Dept. Requires Its First Ever PLA

Defense Dept. Requires Its First Ever PLA

The U.S. Navy will require its first project labor agreement (PLA) for construction of a $715M explosive handling wharf in Washington state.  This is the Defense Department’s first PLA since President Obama issued an executive order one month into his presidency that...

The PLA Squeeze on State and Local Budgets

The Wall Street Journal published an outstanding editorial this week on Project Labor Agreements or PLAs, and how state and local budgets are squeezed by what amount to “sweetheart deals” with labor unions. Only 13% of construction workers currently belong to unions....