State Looks to Reform Licensure

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

A pair of bills that overwhelmingly passed the State House of Representatives have stalled in the Senate until the legislative session resumes in October. While the bills received strong bipartisan support and were heavily supported by Pennsylvania’s building trade unions, they lost steam in the Senate during June’s budget negotiations …

Fair Contracting Gets a Boost in Keystone Region

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone For years, Lancaster and Berks Counties have led the charge in promoting free and open contracting by maintaining ordinances that prohibit the use of project labor agreements (PLAs), or pre-hire collective bargaining agreements. These agreements, which are negotiated in secret prior …