Project Labor Agreements: A Thing of the Past In Public Sector


On July 19, Michigan Governor Snyder signed into law Public Act 98 of 2011, which does all of the following:

Prohibits all state, local and educational governmental entities in Michigan from entering into or expending funds under a contract for the construction, repair, remodeling or demolition of a facility if the contract or any subcontract requires contractors or subcontractors to become parties to any collective bargaining agreement (i.e., Project Labor Agreements)

¦Prohibits these governmental entities from discriminating against bidders, contractors and subcontractors based on their status as parties or nonparties to, or willingness or refusal to enter into, collective bargaining agreements with respect to the underlying construction project or other related construction projects; and

¦Prohibits these governmental entities from awarding any grant, tax abatement or tax credit that is conditioned or discriminates against a recipient based upon either the recipient's execution of a Project Labor Agreement or the recipient's status as a party or nonparty to a collective bargaining agreement.

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