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Project Labor Agreement Did Not Violate Right-to-work Bids-solicitations

Sunday, February 02, 2003 12:36 pm

 
Project Labor Agreement Did Not Violate Right-to-work Bids-solicitations

The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a project labor agreement (PLA) on a state funded contract did not violate the Iowa right-to-work statute.

Polk County planned to construct an events center in Des Moines. The $212 million project was funded by a combination of state money and general obligation municipal bonds. The County negotiated a PLA with the Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades Council.

Under the terms of the PLA, which was to be incorporated into every contract and subcontract on the project, the union served as the sole bargaining representative for all un [...]

 
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