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

By Kevin Mooney
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

Louisiana Leads Charge Against Union Favoritism

By Kevin Mooney
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