Union Kickback Shafts Taxpayers

Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s) are government-sponsored kickbacks to Big Labor bosses that drive up the cost of publicly-funded construction projects by as much as 25% to the taxpayers.  PLA’s limit competitive bidding for project work to construction companies that have union contracts or will agree to them, shutting out over 85% of all construction workers who are not under union monopoly control.  But that didn’t stop the Utica School Board from imposing one on a $187.6 million capital project.  Rather than using the money for more schools and better classrooms, the School Board voted to hand taxpayer money over to Big Labor.  They should get an “F” in Accountability.