Project Labor Agreements under Attack as Non-Union Contractors Try to Pick Off Public Jobs

Source: Jenny Brown, Labor Notes, no. 381, December 2010

Idled by the housing bust, non-union contractors are attacking agreements that building trades unions have used to defend their work for the last two decades….Associated Builders and Contractors, an employer group, is crowing about its latest victory–a November 2 ballot measure that passed by 75.8 percent in San Diego County, California. ABC is vowing a “50-state strategy” to ban Project Labor Agreements.

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