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ABC has updated an action alert to help members tell the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to withdraw a controversial proposed rule opposed by ABC that would require project labor agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more.

Government-mandated PLAs are anti-competitive schemes that restrict competition, increase costs, create delays and place nonunion contractors at a significant competitive disadvantage. The proposed rule would especially harm small business contractors that would be disenfranchised by the costly requirements of government-mandated PLAs

The FAR Council issued the proposed rule, Federal Acquisition Regulation: Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, on Aug. 19, which implements President Biden’s Feb. 4 Executive Order 14063 mandating PLAs on federal construction contracts procured by federal agencies.

Take action now and submit comments by Oct. 18!

More information on the executive order and proposed rule is available in ABC’s FAQ. For any questions regarding the action alert, please reach out to Michael Altman at [email protected]