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Labor Rules Pose Problem for State in Building Lake Champlain Bridge

Times Argus - 12:39 pm Mon Mar 29th, 2010

As contractors ready their bids for the Lake Champlain bridge replacement, transportation officials in New York and VT are jousting over what kind of labor rules should govern the project.

At issue is a so-called "Project Labor Agreement" proposed by the New York Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the $110 million project. That agreement, according to John Zicconi, director of planning and community outreach for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, gives undue preference to unionized labor and would effectively shut Vermont workers out of the highest-dollar bridge project in recent memory.

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