Project labor anomaly

Full and original article posted on Telegram & Gazette

Commenting on the construction of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in September 1999, an editorial in the Telegram & Gazette took a strong position against a Project Labor Agreement, an arrangement that favors trade unions at the expense of independent building contractors. Titled “Project labor blackmail,” the editorial stated: “The union says the agreement ensures labor harmony and uninterrupted construction. Translation: If you don’t have a PLA, we see to it that there will be interruptions. This utterly immoral arrangement is supported by spineless politicians because many of their campaign contributions come from organized labor.”

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