In addition to studies on the use and effects of PMMs, reports are available that detail the history of THE ALP and the arguments for and against their use. Among the reports that study the history of PLA use is a 2001 California State Library report, written for the California Senate, which tells the story of LPAs in California and uses case studies to study the characteristics of public and private OTE.  In a 2001 article in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law, the author describes arguments on both sides of the PLA and assesses the state of the law since the Boston Harbor decision in 1993. The article notes that while there are benefits to the use of the ALP, it may be risky and should only be allowed for projects for which they advance the objectives of the tendering statutes, namely timely, efficient, quality and inexpensive construction.  The Union and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. and/or employers establish a Standard for Excellence Committee (Committee) below to review any complaints from the Union or an employer arising from or related to this standard of excellence. The committee consists of a member appointed by the Union, a member appointed by the Employers` Association and a public member, who is a neutral party, chosen and appointed by the representative of the Union and the representative of the employers` association. The committee has the power to make a final and binding decision on all matters submitted to it that must be respected by the Union, the employer, the association, the applicant/worker and any other party concerned by the committee`s decision. The union, employer, association, applicant/worker and all parties to the committee`s decision waive any right of appeal or request for judicial facilitation of the committee`s decision.
The Committee is not competent to complete, subtract or amend a provision of the collective agreement and its decision is consistent with the letter and spirit of the agreement. Reports on legal considerations related to APAs clearly show that PTAs are an effective tool for labour relations.  In a 1999 report on the legality of AEPs, the authors stated that AEPs “serve as a productive and stabilizing force in the construction industry.”  This approach is supported by a UCLA study that questioned the results of the Beacon Hill Institute on PLA, which found that in the private sector, the use of ATPs “creates continuity and stability of the workforce in the workplace.”  On 9 May 2018, the Finnish construction union and the Finnish construction industry association RT reached an agreement between the trade unions for all sectors. On 15 May 2018, the board of directors of the Finnish construction union accepted the agreements which were then accepted by the employers` organisations. According to the Dutch trade unions (FNV and CNV), the construction sector will have to continue to look for highly qualified staff in the coming years. The demand for replacements will be high because many people will retire. And in the relatively short term, production will pick up again. This combination means that we must ensure a pleasant working environment and good working conditions. So that we can also use the capacity we need to start work and get people to move on to construction. In this context, the unions have put forward a number of proposals for the construction and infrastructure of kba 2020. Negotiations should focus on the duration of the CBA, wage increases, early retirement age, workers` financial advice, issues specific to employees in the construction industry, improvement of working conditions and safety, temporary work, crane operators, youth training, self-employed workers without employees, pension supplements, on-site traffic controllers, job printing, technological developments (robotisation, digitisation, etc.), employee participation in construction associations, closure of collective agreements and some changes.