• Alabama Adopts PLA Reform
  • July 7, 2014 | Author: Nancy Fouad Carey
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Birmingham Office
  • On March 3, 2014, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law House Bill 195, the “Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act.” Under the Act, public agencies awarding any contract for the construction, repair, remodeling, or demolition of a public improvement, or obligating funds pursuant to such a contract, are prohibited from requiring contractors to sign a Project Labor Agreement (“PLA”), or any other agreement with a labor union, as a condition of performing work on taxpayer-funded construction projects. The Act seeks to ensure fair and open competition on public works construction projects by both union and non-union contractors alike.