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Private sector embraces PLAs. Why shouldn’t governments?

State Rep. Rob Hutton's attempt to ensure "the importance of providing a neutral and competitive playing field" by prohibiting the use of project-labor agreements on taxpayer-funded projects flies in the face of the realities of today’s construction industry, and is a direct affront to the wishes and desires of the American electorate during the recent election.

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What does ‘open competition’ in construction really mean?

There has been a lot of talk of late about the use of project labor agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects. Contrary to the propaganda being bandied about by contractor associations, a PLA is simply a market-based project management tool that has been utilized successfully in the private sector to achieve greater job site efficiencies that result in on-time and on-budget construction.

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PLAs, wages wait on sidelines for Bucks decision (access required)

Negotiations over a proposed $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks have stalled like a car stuck on the side of the road. And even when those in the vehicle find a way to get going again, a dispute over what workers should be paid on the project will greet them like a deer in their headlights.

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