Saturday, December 21, 2013

Silver Line Phase Two Includes Partial Project Labor Agreement

From the Ashburn Patch...

Last summer, the idea of a Project Labor Agreement became a hot button issue during planning for Phase Two of the Metro Silver Line. Its proponents said the agreement, which would have given an incentive to companies that used unionized labor, would protect workers. 

Opponents of the agreement felt that it would put companies based in Virginia, which is a Right To Work state, at a disadvantage, and would result in the contract being given to an out-of-state company. The Project Labor Agreement was eventually removed. 

A year and a half later, the Washington Post reports that there is a PLA in place for some work on Phase Two. 

Read the full Patch article.

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