Carolinas AGC & Members Oppose Project Labor Agreements

Dec 14, 2012, 07:00 ET from Carolinas Associated General Contractors

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas AGC and its members are speaking out against the potential use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale construction projects (exceeding $25 million) by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District (USACE). PLAs are precedent-setting mechanisms implemented to encourage unionization in states such as the Carolinas where positive, productive pro-employee/union-free environments exist.


Serving as the association for commercial construction contractors in North Carolina and South Carolina, Carolinas AGC has urged its members to write to the United States Army Corps of Engineers in opposition of PLAs, in efforts to keep free and open competition in all public construction markets throughout both states.

Carolinas AGC strongly opposes the use of government mandates for PLAs on publicly funded construction projects—particularly on large dollar contracts—and believes publicly financed contracts should be awarded without regard to pro-union labor relations policies and practices of the government contractor.

For information on Carolinas AGC's Pro-Employee/Union Free program contact Allen Gray, 704-372-1450, ext. 5231 or email

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SOURCE Carolinas Associated General Contractors