Louisiana Leads Charge Against Union Favoritism

By Kevin Mooney
06/16/2011
Only four members of Louisiana's House of Representatives voted against legislation that blocks state government officials from mandating Project Labor Agreements (PLA) on construction projects. The bill also passed the Senate with bipartisan support. PLAs locked out non-union construction shops from the bidding process, industry representatives have argued.

TAGS: construction, house republicans, labor unions, Project Labor Agreements, Rep. Tony Ligi, Sen. Danny Martiny

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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