Tell Governor Northam

Keep Virginia’s Future Bright Keep PLA Mandates Out of Our State

Create Jobs for Virginians

Virginia residents deserve the first chance at local construction contracts, yet government-mandated PLAs would take away opportunities from 97% of Virginia’s construction workforce. Hiring locally supports our state’s economy, feeds our families and helps our communities thrive. Let’s build a more beautiful Commonwealth with Virginians—not out-of-state contractors and workers.

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 and prevailing wage requirements hurt these entrepreneurs and stifle local competition. We have the power to support small, women and minority contractors, but only if we give local projects to local businesses.

Save Taxpayers Money

Government-mandated project labor agreements stifle competition from local firms and workers and increase the cost of taxpayer-funded construction by 12% to 20%. If PLAs are mandated, Virginians will foot the bill—with higher taxes, fewer jobs and reduced investments in the schools, roads and affordable housing that keep Virginia economically competitive.

Virginia Loves Local Labor

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