Virginia Bans Giveaways to Construction Unions

National Right to Work Committee 

Virginia has enacted legislation to ensure fair and open competition for construction contracts barring wasteful Project Labor Agreements that drive up the cost of construction to taxpayers by nearly 20%.  The bill was signed by Gov. McDonnell.Delegate Barbara Comstock the chief sponsor of the legislation released the following statement:

HB 33 is commonsense legislation that will guarantee competition and a level playing field for all Virginia workers and businesses. This bill protects the 96% of Virginia workers who are non-union. It commits that Virginia workers won’t be robbed of jobs through crony contracting and makes sure that Virginia’s tax dollars are spent wisely and stretched to respond to our transportation and infrastructure needs.”

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