Don’t believe the lies!
Cut-rate corporations, anti-union legislators and non-union contractors oppose PLAs, claiming they increase construction costs and limit the pool of eligible workers and employers. BALONEY!
- PLAs provide direct cost-savings by standardizing wages, benefits, overtime pay, hours, working conditions and work rules on major construction projects.
- Opponents wrongly claim that PLAs are inherently unfair to non-union contractors and non-union employees. Consider this: if they bid for and won the work, these non-union contractors would have to operate under the terms of the PLA during the project, meaning their workers would directly benefit from the collectively bargained terms and conditions. So, they say it’s unfair because they don’t want their non-unionized workforce to see how bad they really have it!
- Let’s face it: opponents of PLAs would prefer to make a quick buck by bussing in an unskilled, underpaid, non-union workforce from out-of-state, processing change and overrun orders and leaving us with a substandard finished product.