Legislation was recently introduced that would remove a requirement for federal government contracts to require a Project Labor Agreement (PLA).

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) introduced H.R. 1671, also called the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act, that would prevent federal agencies from requiring contractors to enter a Project Labor Agreement with a labor union.

PLAs allow for the contractor, the skilled workers and all other parties involved to enter a fair agreement and ensure that all projects are finished on time, correctly, and with the strong support of a labor union. North America’s Building Trades Unions publicly opposes the legislation.

In 2013, a similar Act was introduced but later died in Congress.