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2011 House Bill 4287: Ban project labor agreements
  1. Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on February 17, 2011, to prohibit project labor agreements in state, school and local public construction, road projects, etc., or as a condition of selective tax breaks granted for private projects. Project labor agreements require a contractor to mandate that each employee must join a union as a condition of working on a project. Note: Projects using any state money would still be subject to the “prevailing wage” law, which prohibits awarding government contracts to the lowest bidder unless the contractor pays so-called "prevailing wages" based on union pay scales, which are generally above actual market rates. Senate Bill 95 and House Bill 4224 would repeal “prevailing wage”.
    • Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on February 17, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on February 22, 2011, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Commerce.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on February 22, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on March 15, 2011, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on June 30, 2011.

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