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Project labor agreements get green light (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan The federal government Tuesday officially shifted toward project labor agreements, confirming the fears of nonunion contractors. Starting May 13, federal agencies can require PLAs on projects that receive more than $25 million in federal money. Mike Zignego, ...

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Health reform stirs competition concerns

By Sean Ryan Two of the nation’s largest construction associations oppose a health care reform bill because, they argue, it threatens competition and would boost the cost of doing business. “All around, it’s an awful deal,” said Geoff Burr, vice ...

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Bill would help builders weed out union organizers

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Nonunion contractors are backing a federal bill that would protect them from hiring union organizers. But even if the bill becomes law, those contractors still must navigate the rough legal waters of proving an applicant’s true intention. ...

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