Re: “More use of labor agreements in public projects raises costs for taxpayers” (Viewpoint, 3-15).
So the use of a market-based, project-efficiency tool like project labor agreements (PLAs) for public construction don’t pass muster with the Associated General Contractors of Washington.
I wonder what they have against promoting career opportunities for local residents or strongly encouraging the use of minority- and women-owned contractors. Maybe the AGC would like to import cheap labor and have local construction workers (who pay the taxes to fund these projects) sit home unemployed.
Perhaps the AGC doesn’t like the way Toyota conducts its cost-conscious …