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The case for project labor agreements
The case often argued against project labor agreements (PLAs) — that they are somehow exclusionary, allegedly favor union contractors and union workers, etc. — misses the mark. The true test of PLAs, which are single-site craft labor agreements used for large construction projects, should not focus on contractors or workers. The true worth and value of PLAs must be examined through the viewpoint of the project owner.
By Vance T. Ayres
November 13, 2012