Nonunion Contractors Blast Project Labor Agreements

Law360, New York (March 16, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT) -- Nonunion building contractors told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee Wednesday that a 2009 executive order on the use of project labor agreements in major federal construction projects unfairly discriminates against businesses such as theirs.

The executive order encouraging federal agencies to require contractors on projects worth $25 million or more to use pre-hire collective bargaining agreements with labor organizations discourages competition and increases costs, according to testimony from small business and merit shop representatives before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's subcommittee on regulatory...
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