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Union 'Gut and Amend' Bills Slice Open CA

Katy Grimes, FOX & HOUNDS DAILY

Friday, September 9, 2011

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A study by the National University Institute for Policy Research, an independent research firm verified by University of Southern California, showed that Project Labor Agreements on school construction in California increase costs by 13 to 15 percent. The study found, “Measuring the Cost of Project Labor agreements on school construction in California, the presence of a PLA is associated with costs that are $28.90 to $32.49 per square foot higher.” 

And that’s just school construction projects. Other construction projects cost increase by as much as 30 percent.