ABC is conducting an important survey of contractor members to gauge opinions and experiences with government-mandated project labor agreements. Ensuring as many members as possible respond to this survey will be vital to providing effective, informed comments opposing a harmful proposed rule that requires PLAs on all federal contracts over $35 million.

Government-mandated PLAs increase construction costs to taxpayers by 12% to 20%, reduce opportunities for qualified contractors and their skilled craft professionals and exacerbate the construction industry’s worker shortage of 650,000. ABC has been active in pushing back against this policy through lettersaction alerts and earned media.

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council’s proposed rule aligns with President Biden’s Executive Order 14063. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by the by Oct. 18.

ABC distributed the survey on Sept. 7. Please email Michael Altman at to receive the survey link or if you have any questions. The survey will close at 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 16.