Dangers of Project Labor Agreements

A political appointee of Ohio governor Ted Strickland (D-OH) has strong-armed local school boards in “arm-twisting sessions” to give contracts to big labor unions.  Ohio School Facilities Commission chief Richard Murray pushed Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s)  which would result in $37 million in payments to a union he belongs to.  Strickland changed state rules to impose PLA’s on local school boards, something his opponent John Kasich promises to repeal.  The Murray scandal should be exhibit one on why Project Labor Agreements are a bad idea.