Committee considers bill banning labor agreement requirements for public projects

Union backers during a public hearing Tuesday said the latest example of the GOP's attack on workers is a bill that bans the state and local governments from requiring project labor agreements on construction bids.
But Republicans and non-union firms countered that AB 24 encourages competition in the bidding process and still lets local governments use those agreements if they'd like. The agreements, called PLAs, are common in the construction industry and lay out standards such as wages, benefits and safety guidelines.
The bill's co-author, Rep. Rob Hutton, said at an Assembly Committee on La...

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