Nevada Courts Uphold Use of Project Labor Agreements

The Nevada Courts have upheld the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on major public construction projects. In Associated Builders & Contractors, Nevada Chapter v. Clark County et al., Nevada’s Eighth Judicial District rejected a non-union contractor association’s claim that use of a PLA on multi-phase construction work at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport violated state competitive-bidding statutes. The Court also concluded that plaintiff ABC lacked standing to challenge the McCarran Airport PLA. On appeal, the Nevada Supreme Court also refused to enjoin work under the McCarran Airport PLA.

McCracken, Stemerman & Holsberry represented the Southern Nevada Building & Construction Trades Council, which intervened as a defendant in the action.