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Selected List of Media Reporting on Study Measuring the Cost of Project Labor Agreements on School Construction in California
ABC-CCC Executive Director Kevin D. Korenthal interviewed about Project Labor Agreements by LaDona Harvey
Media Conference Call Announcing the Study Measuring the Cost of Project Labor Agreements on School Construction in California
This video contains the half-hour conference call with journalists announcing the release of the first California-centric study of school construction costs with and without union-only Project Labor Agreements. California school construction projects built under contracts that contain provisions known as Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) cost 13 to 15 percent more than non-PLA projects. That is the major finding of a new study published today by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR). This research is, to date, the most expansive review of the use of these agreements on school construction. It is particularly relevant considering that California voters have approved $64 billion in school construction bonds during the last decade. Clearly, the facts suggest that enactment of a PLA may have significant financial consequences.
LaDonna Harvey interviews The President of the National University System Institute for Policy Research, W. Erik Bruvold about the groundbreaking new study, Measuring the Cost of Project Labor Agreements on School Construction in California. This USC Keston Institute-reviewed study found that using a union-only Project Labor Agreement (PLA) adds up to 15% to the cost of building schools in California. Obtain a copy of the study at thecostofplas.com
Study Author Erik Bruvold Interviewed By Tom Sullivan on the Fox Business Network