Allied Construction Services v. City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati ordinance: When bidding on water treatment contracts with the city, would-be contractors must certify whether they provide health care and retirement benefits to employees. Contractor: The city is unlawfully rigging the bidding system to favor unionized contractors—who provide better benefits than what federal law requires—over non-unionized contractors who comply with federal law. Sixth Circuit: Perhaps, but it doesn’t matter because federal law permits the city to set whatever terms it wants with whatever contractor it wishes in this instance.

Tags: 2018, Government Contracts, Labor Unions, Sixth Circuit

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