"The Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District plans to move forward with some levee restoration work on its own no matter the cost because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers refuses to ensure union works carry out construction work."
The FPD Council demands Union Labor be used - and the Corp of Engineers per federal policy, (Sec. 5. This order does not require an executive agency to use a project labor agreement on any construction project, nor does it preclude the use of a project labor agreement in circumstances not covered by this order, including leasehold arrangements and projects receiving Federal financial assistance. This order also does not require contractors or subcontractors to enter into a project labor agreement with any particular labor organization) is to allow contractors to bid on projects either with or without PLAs.