[…] Big Labor Handouts, Lancaster County, THE PA commissioners approved a measure that will delineate the draft labor contracts (PLA) to locally funded construction […] […] Politics and Transparency Tweet By Ben Brubeck/The Truth About PLAsConstruction unions market project labour agreements (PLAs) to public and private construction owners as a tool to guarantee labour peace on […] Although the 2002 Court of Appeal`s decision upheld the executive order prohibiting federal projects from using LPOs, some states and counties were allowed to use PPPs for certain public works funded by government and local revenues. These LASs have received opposition from organizations such as the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Black Contractors Group.  A remarkable example of pro-PLA legislation was passed in New Jersey, which passed legislation in 2002 authorizing the use of LPAs for certain state-funded projects.  Associated General Contractors of America (AGC),  Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Construction Industry Roundtable (CIRT), National Federation of Independent Affairs (NFIB), National Black Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce actively opposed the use of PTAs, particularly for government projects. These groups have questioned the application of such agreements through litigation, lobbying and public relations campaigns.  Opponents of the PLA supported Bush`s executive order, which prohibits government-mandated LBAs, and argued that between 2001 and 2008, when the executive order was in effect, no federal project had experienced significant work problems, delays or cost overruns due to the absence of ALP.  According to the applicants, who oppose THE ACCORDS, the agreements restrict the recruitment and work practices of contractors and may result in higher costs for project owners.  One of their objections to the PLA is that the agreements require contractors to contribute to union performance plans and comply with the labour rules of trade unions.
 In addition, they oppose the use of LDCs to limit the hiring of projects to construction workers who have been chosen by unions through tenant unions, and argue that this does not improve the quality of workers, since all those who are admitted to a trade have at least the same level of education and qualification, whether or not they belong to a union.  I`m for good wages and health care, but when I`ve learned something.