Wasteful and unfair government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) force taxpayers to pay more for school construction. Key figures include:

  • 4 instead of 5: The number of schools taxpayers can afford when PLAs are mandated on school construction projects
  • Over 6 million: Workers employed in construction in America who are unable to work on public construction projects built with a PLA mandate
  • 12-18: The percent increase in average costs associated with PLAs on public projects
  • 86: The percent of construction employees who choose not to join a union and therefore are prevented from fairly competing for taxpayer-funded building and construction profits built under PLAs
  • 0: The amount of excuses for teaching our children to support special-interest giveaways that waste taxpayer dollars and stand in the way of free enterprise