TITLE

WHY PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS ARE NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST

AUTHOR(S)
Tuerck, David G.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
CATO Journal;Winter2010, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines project labor agreements (PLAs) within the construction market and whether they are in the public interest. PLAs are agreements between owners of construction projects and construction unions which dictate that firms retained for a project must hire workers through unions, enter into collective bargaining with the unions, and pay union wages and benefits. The author urges that PLAs are not in the public interest because they are motivated by the construction union’s desire to prevent decline in union wage premiums due to technological innovations and other workplace changes.
ACCESSION #
53728933

 

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