The Fair and Open Competition Act will allow more small businesses to compete for federal construction contracts.
The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) weighs in on how the Fair and Open Competition Act will positively impact the construction industry. ABC is encouraging the representatives of congress to support the Act that eliminates the ability for project labor agreements (PLAs) to be mandated on taxpayer-funded construction projects. Ultimately, the passing of this act would give small businesses the ability to compete at a higher level for the procurement of government construction contracts.
ABC explained, “When mandated by government agencies, PLAs can interfere with existing union collective bargaining agreements and unfairly discourage competition from nonunion contractors and their employees, who comprise 86.1 percent of the U.S. private construction workforce.”
To find out more visit ABC.org
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