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Study Weighs Impact of Labor Agreements on School Construction

Mike Allen, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Monday, July 25, 2011

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The study found between 1996 and 2008, the districts with PLAs built 65 schools for a cumulative cost of $9.7 billion. Using data for schools built without PLAs, the study found schools built under the agreements cost about $200 million more.
In inflation-adjusted dollars, the study said projects built under a PLA increased per-square-foot costs by $28.90 to $32.49.