Lummis Pushes Back on Biden Administration’s Anti-Competitive Labor Mandates

March 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined 42 of her colleagues in the U.S. Senate on a letter to President Biden urging him to consider competition over labor unions when it comes to taxpayer-funded construction contracts. 

Of the letter, Senator Lummis said, “The Biden administration’s efforts to prop up dwindling labor unions comes at the expense of taxpayer dollars. In Wyoming, we believe that projects should be awarded to qualified contractors regardless of their connection to labor unions. Competition drives down prices and increases transparency. That should be our top priority.”

The letter, signed by 43 Republican senators, urges the Biden administration to discontinue its preferential treatment of union-connected contractors for taxpayer-funded projects. Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) put local Wyoming companies at a disadvantage due to low rates of union membership across Wyoming. Senator Lummis believes that projects executed in Wyoming should be completed by Wyoming companies and workers, regardless of union status. 

Read the full letter here.