As buildings are constructed to be tighter and more efficient than ever before, mechanical ventilation has become increasingly important in order to maintain a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. Further affecting the ventilation market are increasingly stringent standards and codes, which are influencing both commercial and residential projects across the country.
Law Prohibits Government Entities from Requiring Contractors to Enter into PLAs
April 20, 2015
The bill codifies and strengthens a 2005 executive order that prohibits government entities from requiring contractors to enter into project labor agreements as a condition of performing work on publicly funded construction projects.
Despite receiving bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress last year as well as support from the HVAC industry and small businesses, the bill must pass the Senate and overcome a veto threat from President Barack Obama to become law.
Over time, the fortunes of multiemployer plans and their participants mirrored the economic conditions of the industries they served. Eventually, many of these plans became unfunded, and that is where all the trouble really took root.