11/12/09

We don't need no stinkin' union thugs

Popular union-political kickback scheme draws scrutiny
Rep. John Bear has introduced legislation that would prohibit project labor agreements -- PLAs -- on public construction in Pennsylvania. Rep. Bear says government-mandated PLAs punish taxpayers by inflating public construction costs, discourage competition from local businesses with high-skilled employees and rig the procurement process in the unions’ favor when competing for state and local construction contracts.

While we do not have anything against unions, we think it is unfair to eliminate the vast majority of Pennsylvania construction companies from bidding on state funded projects because they are not unionized ... and we think it unfair to Pennsylvania tax payers for the state to have to pay union scale if the work can be done less expensively without compromising quality. (editorial excerpted from wgal.com)
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