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From the category archives: State/Local News

ABC President and CEO Urges N.J. Governor Not to Sign PLA Expansion Law

ABC Jan. 17 sent a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urging him not to sign legislation that would allow the state and local government entities to mandate PLAs on even more public construction contracts than are currently permitted, including Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
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Davis-Bacon Wage Surveys Being Conducted in Seven States

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Davis-Bacon wage surveys for seven states and ABC is encouraging contractors and subcontractors who have performed work in those states during the appropriate timeframe to participate. 
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NAVFAC and USACE Issue PLA Surveys in Four States

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are requesting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal projects in Washington, Maryland, Kentucky and Minnesota.
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ABC Member Project in Philadelphia Target of Union Vandals

A Philadelphia jobsite of longtime ABC member E. Allen Reeves, Inc., of Abington, Pa., was the target of vandalism during the Christmas holiday. Philadelphia police detectives say arsonists caused an estimated $500,000 in damages at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, a new Quaker meetinghouse.
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USACE Issues PLA Surveys for Kentucky and Arizona

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is requesting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on large scale construction projects exceeding $25 million in Kentucky and Arizona.
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USACE Issues PLA Surveys in North Carolina and Florida

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued three surveys about the potential use of government-mandated PLAs on projects in North Carolina and Florida. 
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Right to Work Law Signed in Michigan

ABC commended Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and lawmakers on Dec. 11 after he signed into law a new Right to Work bill that will protect workers in the state from being forced to pay union dues as a requirement of employment.
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NAVFAC and USACE Issue PLA Surveys for Maryland and California Projects

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are requesting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on two large-scale federal projects in Maryland and California.
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ABC and Build Your Future Hold Construction Education Events

As a part of the Build Your Future Careers in Construction Week, ABC chapters and members supported two construction career events in Texas to encourage students to explore opportunities in construction careers.
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Circuit Court Decision Negates Prevailing Wage Law in Lansing, Mich.

The ABC Greater Michigan Chapter celebrated a victory Nov. 16 when the Ingham County Circuit Court found the city of Lansing’s prevailing wage ordinance was unlawful only the state is the only entity that has the authority to regulate wages and benefits. 
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