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SMACNA Opposes S. 403 - Sen. Young (R-IN) - Legislation to Limit the Consideration and Appropriate U

Economics, not ideology, should drive PLA decisions.

SMACNA supports the appropriate use of construction project labor agreements (PLAs) on public construction and strongly supports their federal construction contract use. The recent Biden Administration EO 14063 gives government owners the flexible authority to use PLAs when appropriate for federal construction projects exceeding $35 million with certain exemptions. It would also boost the skilled labor workforce and direct the Labor and Defense departments and OMB to create a strategy to train federal contract officers on how to implement the order.

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