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Sep 16, 2022

Federal project labor agreement proposal fuels debate across local industry

A federal proposal to implement an executive order for project labor agreements for federal projects worth $35 million or more has sparked debate within Wisconsin’s construction industry. 

Sep 16, 2022

PLAs on projects good news for Wisconsin

Late last week, John Mielke, president of ABC Wisconsin, submitted commentary lamenting items he felt weren’t mentioned by President Biden while visiting Wisconsin to discuss the billions in bipartisan infrastructure funding that is headed our way.

Jan 20, 2017

PLA bills to get hearings next week

If a pair of bills receives a favorable reception from state lawmakers next week, local governments will be well on their way to being prohibited from attaching mandatory project-labor agreements to public projects.

Jul 22, 2016

Union, non-union to play ball on Bucks arena project

Even though the new Milwaukee Bucks arena has a project-labor agreement that some argue directs the work to union companies, at least one non-union subcontractor has managed to get a piece of the project.

Jun 27, 2014

PLA on Bucks arena would be a foul

The only basketball question that is more pressing than the potential of Bucks’ first-round draft pick Jabari Parker is the uncertainty surrounding the team’s new home.

Sep 17, 2012

Vikings, authority want to pick architect by Oct. 5

The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority will choose an architect for the $975 million Vikings stadium project by early October.

Aug 28, 2012

Project labor deal likely for Vikings stadium work

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is pushing to build the Vikings stadium under an agreement that advocates say bring labor peace and harmony to construction projects.

Apr 13, 2010

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 […]

Jan 22, 2010

ABC member testifies against union favoritism

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors’ member Stephen Worth, president and CEO of Worth and Company, Inc., Pipersville, Pa., testified Thursday at a forum in the U.S. House of […]

Dec 3, 2009

Showdown looming on Madison’s Edgewater project

By Paul Snyder As badly as Madison-area labor unions need the work the redevelopment of the Edgewater Hotel would provide, at least one will retract its support without a project […]

Nov 10, 2009

Canceled contract delays PLA resolution

By Sean Ryan [email protected] A federal decision to delay bidding out a New Hampshire project sidesteps a legal challenge over whether such contracts can include project labor agreements. The U.S. […]

Nov 6, 2009

Proposed PLA project canceled

By Sean Ryan [email protected] The federal government on Thursday canceled a project that would have been the first federal job to have a project-labor agreement since former President George W. […]


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