The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it denied certiorari in the case Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, et al. v. Joe M Allbaugh, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency et al., upholding a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision which upheld President Bush’s executive order.
“The Supreme Court’s decision is a major victory for U.S. taxpayers and for the construction industry,” said Eddie Rispone, ABC national chairman, and chairman of Industry Specialty Contractors in Baton Rouge, La. “President Bush’s common-sense executive order helps to ensure open competition in the U.S. construction industry. Not only do the union-only project labor agreements addressed by the president’s executive order discriminate against the four out of five U.S. construction workers who choose not to join a labor union, they also create a costly burden on taxpayers.”
Publication date: 02/10/2003