Louisiana Lawmaker’s Push for Transparency in Collective Bargaining Gains National Currency

By Kevin Mooney
06/28/2011
Rep. Tony Ligi made every effort to pass legislation that would allow for greater public scrutiny of collective bargaining agreements between union officials and government agencies. His efforts fell short this time around but they have attracted national attention and will be revisited in Louisiana.

TAGS: Bush Administration, collective bargaining, Elaine Chao, Labor Department, Louisiana Federation of Teachers, New Jersey, Ohio, Patrick Pizzella, public employee unions, Rep. Tony Ligi, vincent vernuccio, Wisconsin

Senate Bill Preempts Union-Backed Project Labor Agreements

By Kevin Mooney
04/27/2011
Sen. Danny Martiny (R-Metaire) has introduced legislation that would ban state government officials from mandating Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on publicly funded construction projects, which are backed by organized labor. PLAs boost construction costs and undermine competition, studies show.

TAGS: collective bargaining, Danny Martiny, executive order, President Bush, President Obama, Project Labor Agreements, Union

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