On February 17, 2001, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13202, „Preservation of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Government Contractors` Labor Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects,“ which prohibits the use of PLA for construction projects with federal funds. [21] In that decision, it was said that federally funded construction projects could not impose project work contracts. [22] In practical terms, the decision specifies that neither the federal government nor a federal aid agency can compel or prohibit construction contractors from signing union contracts as a precondition for carrying out work on federally funded construction projects. [21] The contract allowed all previously agreed-upon LASs to proceed and did not result in projects that did not receive federal funding. [23] Bush`s ordinance overturned the previous executive order regarding the PLA, the Clinton Ordinance of 12836, which annulled The Executive Order of President George H.W. Bush in 1992. [16] In April 2001, President George W. Bush issued an amendment to exclude certain drafts from the order if, at the time of the contract, a contract had already been awarded under an existing PLA. [24] A Project Laboratory Agreement (PLA), also known as the Community Workforce Agreement, is a pre-employment collective agreement with one or more labour organizations that sets the terms and conditions for a particular construction project. [1] Before workers are hired for the project, construction unions have the right to negotiate, determine wage rates and benefits for all workers working on the project concerned, and approve the provisions of the agreement. [2] [3] The terms of the agreement apply to all contractors and subcontractors who offer success for the project and replace all existing collective agreements.

[2] PLAs are used for both public and private projects and their specific provisions can be adapted by the signatory parties to the needs of a given project. [3] The agreement may contain provisions to prevent strikes, lockouts or other work stoppages during the duration of the project. [2] As a general rule, TTPs require that employees recruited for the project be returned to union rental premises, that self-employed workers in trade unions pay trade union rights for the duration of the project, and that the contractor comply with union rules on pensions, working conditions and dispute resolution. [4] Some levels of government have taken steps to put an end to abusive project employment contracts. President Bush signed an executive order prohibiting federal authorities and other agencies that receive federal aid for construction projects from using LTAs. (Click here to see the executive order.) Montana and Utah have passed similar laws prohibiting government-imposed project work contracts. ACCORDS are called pre-secure agreements because they can be negotiated before the contractor hires workers or workers who vote on union representation. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) generally prohibits pre-leases, but an exception in the law allows these agreements only in the construction industry. In short, PLs deprive construction workers of the opportunity to choose a private election or a card control process overseen by the Federal Union when deciding whether or not union representation is correct for them. A number of politicians do not agree with the use of agreements for publicly funded construction projects and have introduced bills or executive orders prohibiting the use of agreements for government projects or preventing the use of public funds for projects with PTAs.

[72] [73] These include Louisiana Senate Bill 76, introduced by Senator Danny Martiny, which prohibits state governments from requiring a PLA for public funding projects. [75] This bill was passed in June 2011,[76] which made Louisiana the 5th federal state in 2011, to prohibit contractors from using GPs for constructi projects.