Letters to Washington
| October 13, 2022

Coalition Letter to FAR Council on Project Labor Agreements Proposed Rule

The diverse coalition of undersigned associations and organizations representing the interests of tens of thousands of companies and millions of skilled employees in the U.S. construction industry write to express strong opposition to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s proposed rule implementing President Biden’s Executive Order 14063 requiring controversial and inflationary project labor agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more in total value. The proposed rule will undermine Executive Order 14063’s purported objective to “promote economy and efficiency in federal procurement” of large-scale construction projects because government-mandated PLAs will reduce competition and increase costs, delays, poor local hiring outcomes and litigation on critical federal construction contracts.