Tell the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors
Build Fairfax County With
Local Workers and Businesses
Keep Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreement Schemes Out of Our Community.
Create Jobs for Virginians
Fairfax County residents deserve the first chance at working on taxpayer-funded construction projects to rebuild our community, yet government-mandated project labor agreements would take away opportunities from local construction workers and the nearly 95% of Virginia’s construction workforce that chooses not to join a union. Hiring locally supports our local and state economies, feeds our families, and helps Fairfax County communities thrive. Let’s build a more beautiful community and Commonwealth with Virginians—not out-of-state contractors and workers.
Save Taxpayers Money
Government-mandated project labor agreements and prevailing wage schemes stifle competition from local firms and workers and increase the cost of taxpayer-funded construction by 12% to 20%. If PLAs are mandated on county projects, Fairfax County residents will foot the bill—with higher taxes, fewer jobs and reduced investments in schools, buildings, infrastructure, and affordable housing. Otherwise, we could see cuts to other programs and public employee salaries that keep Fairfax County economically competitive.
Support Small, Women, and Minority Businesses
Steering taxpayer-funded contracts to large, out-of-state contractors takes opportunities away from local small business and their employees. Government-mandated PLAs hurt these entrepreneurs and stifle competition from local businesses. We have the power to support small, women and minority contractors—but only if we award local projects to local businesses based on merit.