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The Power and Communication Contractors Association issued comments to the Biden administration on October 18 strongly objecting to the proposed use of government-mandated Project Labor Agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more.

"Simply stated: mandating PLAs on broadband and electric system contracts involving federal dollars will slow projects and drive up costs. These industries are already facing monumental worker shortages, and adding on PLA requirements will further shrink the pool of available workers, resulting in much slower deployment of broadband buildouts and energy system upgrades. Added costs will also significantly reduce the number of projects ultimately put into service," PCCA said.

See the full comments here.