The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) Statement on
Biden Administration Executive Order Re: PLAs and Federal Construction Projects
Daniel Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC), made the following statement regarding the new executive order requiring the use of project labor agreements for federal construction projects over $35 million. Mr. Hogan attended President Biden's signing of the executive order on Feb. 4.
"TAUC is pleased the Biden Administration will utilize project labor agreements for federal construction projects over $35 million. PLAs are relied upon every day in the private sector because they deliver substantial safety and productivity advantages. Now, large federal infrastructure projects will be able to reap the same benefits. That's a win for everyone, especially taxpayers.
PLAs work because they provide a set of standardized terms and conditions that are agreed to by labor and management before work begins. Once the job is underway, everyone is on the same page and knows what to expect, because it's all spelled out in the PLA. This allows for a clear roadmap that lets even the most difficult and lengthy projects run smoothly.
PLAs were used to complete some of the most iconic public works projects in American history, including the Hoover and Grand Coulee Dams. It's fitting that as we begin the challenging task of rebuilding our nation's infrastructure, our government, led by the Biden administration, is once again turning to PLAs to get the job done."
ABOUT TAUC: The Association of Union Constructors is the premier national trade association for the 21st century union construction industry. Our more than 1,800 member firms include union contractor companies, local union contractor associations and vendors in the industrial maintenance and construction field. We demonstrate that union construction is the best option because it is safer and more productive and provides a higher quality and cost-competitive product. For more information, log on to www.tauc.org.