• Allgemein

Project Labor Agreement Pennsylvania

The case concerned a PLA negotiated by PennDOT with the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council („Unions“) for a project in Montgomery County, known as the Markley Street Project. The PLA required bidders to hire craftsmen through unions and to be bound by union collective agreements. Allan Myers, an independent union company, protested the legality of the PLA. Allan Myers made several arguments against the PLA, which the PLA discriminated against because it inappropriately favoured union contractors over non-union contractors. PennDOT responded to the challenge by arguing that the case law allows the use of a PLA in public works offerings and that, because the PLA provided that „all qualified contractors can work on this project“ regardless of their union membership or absence. PennDOT therefore stated that Allan could offer Myers for the Markley Street project. Several studies by the Beacon Hill Institute (BWI) at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, have shown that LVDs increase construction costs. Studies conducted in 2003, 2004 and 2006, which examined the impact of PMMs on school construction in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York State, have shown that the construction costs used by THEP have even been increased in controlling project size and school type. The Institute`s Study in September 2003 showed that the use of PLA resulted in a cost increase of nearly 14% compared to a non-PLA project. [81] The following year, his study of PLA in Connecticut showed that PLA increased costs by nearly 18%. [82] A BWI study conducted in May 2006 showed that the use of PLA in school construction projects in New York city between 1996 and 2004 increased construction costs by 20%. This study monitored the size of the project and the type of school. [83] A 2009 BWI report on PLA examined whether Obama`s executive order`s assertions that LTOs have a positive economic impact are accurate.

The report examined the results of the Institute`s studies, other case studies of PLA and non-PLA projects, and examined criticisms of their previous studies and concluded that the justifications for the use of ALP in the executive order were not proven. In particular, the report concluded that there were no economic benefits to the subjects in the use of TPAs. [107] We agree with Allan Myers that the united Steelworkers contracting exception will overturn the field. If linked to United Steelworkers, a successful contractor can use its existing workforce. However, other contractors must recruit their workforce through local unions. In addition, the steel workers` collective agreement is not part of the agreements attached to the PLA.