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Project Labor Agreement Reform Passes Assembly

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 10, 2017 4:30 AM

MacIver News Service | March 10, 2017

By Chris Rochester

[Madison, Wisc...] On Thursday, the Wisconsin Assembly debated a bill that would reform how governments can use Project Labor Agreements. PLAs stipulate that only union firms can bid on a project, and many units of government require them - shutting out non-union shops.

The reform bill prohibits a government from requiring a PLA as a condition to bid on a taxpayer funded project.

Democrats argued the bill would harm a laundry list of demographic groups - except taxpayers.

After three hours of debate, project labor agreement reform passed along party lines.