Project Labor Agreement Act
11 avril 2021
With the February 2009 stimulus package, which allocates approximately $140 billion to federal, regional and local construction projects   the struggles for government-mandated AEPs for public works projects from 2009 to 2011 are widespread at the state and local level. Government officials and legislators have argued over the use of PLA mandates for projects in states such as Iowa, Oregon, Ohio, California and others.   Some municipalities voted to ban the use of mandatory LPOs for taxpayer-funded construction projects, including election initiatives in Chula Vista, Oceanside and San Diego County, California, in 2010, which led to a ban on officials hiring or banning PPPs for government projects.  In 2011, contractors filed with the Government Accountability Office against government-mandated PLAs for construction projects in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. These protests led to the departure of federal warrants from tenders.  In 1997, Clinton proposed an executive order that requires federal authorities to consider the use of LTOs for Federally funded projects.  Republicans strongly opposed it and believed it would limit federal projects to union entrepreneurs alone. Clinton abandoned the executive proposal, but issued a memorandum on June 5, 1997 inviting federal departments to consider the use of LTOs for « large and important » projects.  The memorandum required government authorities to re-extend each project to decide whether a PLA would allow the authority to increase efficiency and reduce costs.  (5) provide other mechanisms for cooperation between employment services on issues of mutual interest and interest, including productivity, quality of work, safety and health; and […] Big Labor Handouts, Lancaster County, THE PA commissioners approved a measure that will delineate the draft labor contracts (PLA) to locally funded construction […] On February 17, 2001, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13202, « Preservation of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Government Contractors` Labor Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects, » which prohibits the use of PLA for construction projects with federal funds.  In that decision, it was said that federally funded construction projects could not impose project work contracts.
 In practical terms, the decision specifies that neither the federal government nor a federal aid agency can compel or prohibit construction contractors from signing union contracts as a precondition for carrying out work on federally funded construction projects.  The contract allowed all previously agreed-upon LASs to proceed and did not result in projects that did not receive federal funding.  Bush`s ordinance overturned the previous executive order regarding the PLA, the Clinton Ordinance 12836, which annulled The Executive Order of President George H.W.