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Bad idea to require project labor agreements

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The only thing worse than allowing project labor agreements, those gifts to trade unions that drive up the cost of public projects by eliminating competition, is requiring them. That’s what Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to do for most projects over $10 million. The Legislature shouldn’t let him. The governor’s proposal, part of his executive budget, does contain what seems a limiting condition, but it just serves to illustrate the problem. Under his plan a PLA ...


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