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"L.1. Except as required by federal law, when engaged in procuring products or services or letting contracts for construction, maintenance, or operation of any transportation facility paid for in whole or in part by state funds, or when overseeing or administering such procurement, construction, maintenance, or operation, neither the Commonwealth Transportation Board, any state transportation agency, nor any construction manager acting on behalf of the state agency shall, in its bid specifications, project agreements, or other controlling documents require or prohibit bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors to enter into or adhere to agreements with one or more labor organizations, on the same or related public works projects; or provide an incentive in their scoring favoring entities entering into such agreements or otherwise discriminate against bidders, offerors, contractors, subcontractors, or operators for becoming or refusing to become or remain signatories or otherwise to adhere to agreements with one or more labor organizations, on the same or other related public works projects. Nor shall contractors or subcontractors be prohibited from voluntarily entering into such agreements.
2. If an awarding authority, a recipient of grants or financial assistance, a party to a cooperative agreement, or a construction manager acting on behalf of any of them performs in a manner contrary to the provisions of paragraph 1, the state agency awarding the contract, grant, or assistance shall be entitled to injunctive relief to prevent any violation of this section.
3. Any interested party, which shall include a bidder, offeror, contractor, subcontractor, or operator, shall have standing to challenge any bid specification, project agreement, neutrality agreement, controlling document, grant, or cooperative agreement that violates the provisions of this section. Furthermore, such interested party shall be entitled to injunctive relief to prevent any violation of this section.
4. These provisions shall not apply to any public-private agreement for any construction or infrastructure project in which the private body, as a condition of its investment or partnership with the state agency, requires that the private body have the right to control its labor relations policy and perform all work associated with such investment or partnership in compliance with all collective bargaining agreements to which the private part is a signatory and is thus legally bound with its own employees and the employees of its contractors and subcontractors in any manner permitted by the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. § 151 et seq. or the Railway Labor Act, 45 U.S.C. § 151 et seq.; prohibit an employer or any other person covered by the National Labor Relations Act or the Railway Labor Act, 45 U.S.C. § 151 et seq.; from entering into agreements or engaging in any other activity protected by law; or be interpreted to interfere with the labor relations of persons covered by the National Labor Relations Act or the Railway Labor Act."