Three New Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)

Brentwood, Hayward, Alum Rock - Building Trades Score Big Wins With PLAs

June 25, 2009 - In a terrific string of victories for California's building trades, three major Project Labor Agreements, totaling more than $450 million, were enacted in the past week. The PLAs ensure decent wages and benefits, local hiring, opportunities for returning veterans, better apprenticeships and training, superior safety and productivity, and the best long-range quality and cost-effectiveness. PLAs finalized in the past week were:

Brentwood
The Brentwood City Council finalized its PLA with the Contra Costa Building Trades Council for its upcoming $75 million civic center construction project.

Hayward
The Hayward Unified School District Board approved a PLA with the Alameda Building Trades Council for its $205 million school construction and renovation bond.

Alum Rock
The Alum Rock Union Elementary School District approved a PLA with the Santa Clara and San Benito counties Building Trades Council for its $179 million school construction and renovation bond.

In each case, unified and aggressive participation in the process by the building trades overcame ABC opposition and carried the day.

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