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Mandating a project labor agreement is government overreach

Brian Sampson, POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Study after study has shown that PLA’s add excessive costs onto construction projects. According to one such study released by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR), “California school construction projects built using government-mandated PLAs experienced increased costs of 13 percent to 15 percent, or $28.90 to $32.49 per square foot, compared to projects that did not use a PLA.”