The Rail to Dulles project is coming together in Virginia and is being paid for mostly by Virginians, but many of the workers hired to build the project are Maryland residents.
According to The Examiner, in a report from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority about 42 percent of construction workers who are working on the project are from Virginia, and about half are Maryland residents. The reason for hiring more Maryland workers is because the state has more labor unions, which are preferred by MWAA.
The first phase of the Dulles Metrorail Project used a project labor agreement, which required the use of unionized workers. The project manager was going to require the same for phase two of the project until lawmakers in Virginia threatened to withold funding from the project, The Examiner reported.