PL`s can also influence competition by discouraging non-union offers, as evidenced by studies conducted by Ernst and Young in September 2001 on behalf of Erie County, New York. This study analyzed the impact of AEPs on public works and concluded that the number of bidders for projects with a PLA has been reduced, as “the use of PLA severely impedes the participation of non-union contractors in public procurement.”  The Worcester Municipal Research Bureau prepared a report in 2001 based on a series of studies on the use of PLA. The report found that the AEPs reduced the number of bidders for construction projects and resulted in lower savings than would be possible if contractors were able to work within their usual employee rules.  In March 1995, an ABC study on the cost of taxpayers for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, evaluated bids for the same project, both before and after the temporary introduction of a PLA in 1995. It turned out that there were 30% fewer bidders to do the job, and that costs increased by more than 26%.  In 2010, the New Jersey Department of Labor examined the impact of government-imposed PPPs on the cost of building schools in New Jersey in 2008 and also found that school construction projects using a LP had a higher cost per square metre per student than those that were not.  National Pipeline AgreementParties: Laborers` International Union and the Pipeline Contractors Association.Scope: Valid for all transportation and ground wiring in the United States. The agreement includes construction, installation, dual-link, insulation, insulation, repair, commissioning, commissioning, installation, installation or transfer of cross-country ski lines or their segments that carry coal, gas, oil, water or other transportable materials, vapours or liquids, including parts of this pipeline within the boundaries of private property to the first measuring station or link. Effective Date: June 5, 2017 – May 31, 2020.National Distribution Agreement Parties: Laborers` International Union and Distribution Contractors of America.Scope: Applies to all pipelines and supply buildings, including other underground distribution facilities for utilities or private services (other than pipelines and water pipes) in the United States. The agreement covers the repair, maintenance, repair, installation, treatment and repair of distribution lines that carry coal, gas, oil or other similar materials, vapours or liquids (other than pipes and water pipes), as well as telephone lines and power lines. (Addendum B is located on the private liuNA website) Validity dates: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2022 National Service Contracts Parties: Laborers` International Union and signatory service companies. Application: Used based on the site.
The service contract sector covers a wide range of service tasks performed by contractors at the federal level. Excluded are construction, manufacturing or goods. The Service Contracts Act provides for the setting of rates of pay and ancillary benefits in force at the local level. In 1972, LIUNA succeeded in scheduling the SCA to also provide for the recognition of conventional wages and ancillary benefits, as they apply on the basis of a contract. Valid date: three to five years – 90% of contracts taking effect on October 1, at the same time as the federal government. National Construction Agreement (Brown Book) Parties: Laborers` International Union and individual employers. Volume: All land construction, demolition, construction of facilities near or near construction sites and other construction work.