Accession Number:

ADA339304

Title:

Perceptions and Influence of Project Labor Agreements on Merit Shop Contractors

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

This research provides a three part review of the impact PLAs have had on the construction industry. A review of several legal challenges nation-wide is conducted to determine if precedence for the use of PLAs has been established at the state and local levels. An analysis of claims by organized labor that union contractors are more capable, provide better quality, safer and cheaper construction than non-union contractors is conducted. Finally, a survey conducted on merit shop contractors predominantly non-union in the western Washington area is analyzed to determine the perceptions of local contractors toward the use of PLAs and the impact that their use has created.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE