Archive for the ‘LOCAL HIRE’ Category

May
2016
27

$717M of Infrastructure Work Will Be Covered by Massive New PLA at Long Beach Ports

$717M of Infrastructure Work Will Be Covered by Massive New PLA at Long Beach Ports
  The Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission has announced a major labor deal which will guarantee jobs for local workers, disadvantaged residents, and veterans on an estimated $717 million in port infrastructure projects over the next five years.  The Project Labor Agreement (PLA) was agreed to by the Harbor Commission and the Los...
May
2016
13

PLA Signed for New L.A. Soccer Stadium; 1200 Jobs Expected During Construction

PLA Signed for New L.A. Soccer Stadium; 1200 Jobs Expected During Construction
  The Los Angeles City Council has approved a privately funded, 22,000 seat, $250 million soccer-specific stadium to house Major League Soccer’s expansion Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC).  The project will be the biggest and most expensive soccer-only project in MLS history. As part of their plan, LAFC announced a Project Labor Agreement...
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May
2016
11

PLA on Billion-Dollar Natural Gas Plant Brings Much-Needed Workforce Diversity to Memphis

PLA on Billion-Dollar Natural Gas Plant Brings Much-Needed Workforce Diversity to Memphis
  A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for work on the latest Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) natural gas-fired plant, a $975 million project, is helping grow the Memphis Building Trades. The deal ensures that work stays local and includes businesses owned by women, minorities, and veterans.  The successful PLA may seem out of place in...
May
2016
6

SB 152, Which Aimed to Ban Local Hiring Quotas and Project Labor Agreements in OH, Shot Down

SB 152, Which Aimed to Ban Local Hiring Quotas and Project Labor Agreements in OH, Shot Down
  The Ohio Senate has rejected Senate Bill 152, which would have both banned local hiring quotas and Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on public works projects.  The move comes just days after the House voted in favor of the measure by a 51-42 margin.  In what should have been a sign of what was to [&hellip...
Apr
2016
21

After Navy Saves $250M, WA Rep. Makes Strong Case for Expanded National Use of PLAs

After Navy Saves $250M, WA Rep. Makes Strong Case for Expanded National Use of PLAs
  U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) recently joined U.S. Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez, and the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Celia Munoz, to discuss the benefits of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) and how they helped the Navy save $267 million on a recent construction project at the Kitsap-Bangor base.  Joining...
Apr
2016
11

String of PLAs Will Ensure Good-Paying Jobs for High-Skill Workers on Years’ Worth of Projects in SF

String of PLAs Will Ensure Good-Paying Jobs for High-Skill Workers on Years' Worth of Projects in SF
  The members of the unions that make up the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council will see steady work for years to come thanks to a series of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) with developer Forest City and the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART).  The BCTC is also close to finalizing a PLA [&hellip...
Apr
2016
8

Nashville Local Hiring Law Bites Dust as State GOPs Preempt Progressive Policy from On High

Nashville Local Hiring Law Bites Dust as State GOPs Preempt Progressive Policy from On High
  In a recent deep-dive for In These Times, writer Spencer Woodman looked at how conservative state legislatures are going against the will of their constituents by crafting preemption laws in response to any progressive policy initiatives.  Using the example of the Tennessee legislature stopping a widely supported ballot initiative in...
Apr
2016
1

Thanks to Project Labor Agreement, Minority Hiring Goals are Surpassed on UMass Project

Thanks to Project Labor Agreement, Minority Hiring Goals are Surpassed on UMass Project
  A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the local Building Trades is exceeding diversity hiring goals and providing opportunities to local workers.  The college entered into the PLA during the planning stages of its campus revitalization project.  Built into the agreement were diversity standards...
Mar
2016
14

Delaware Bill Would Set New Standards for Veteran, Local Hiring on State-Funded Projects

Delaware Bill Would Set New Standards for Veteran, Local Hiring on State-Funded Projects
  A proposed bill in the Delaware legislature would require the hiring of local workers and veterans on state construction projects.  The Veteran, Skilled Workers, and Community Workforce Act would set two new requirements on public works projects: that 30 percent of the workforce must come from the district in which the project is located;...
Mar
2016
2

Put Them To the Tes: Union Workers Walk off High-end Nevada Carmaker Job Site Citing Local Hire

Put Them To the Tes: Union Workers Walk off High-end Nevada Carmaker Job Site Citing Local Hire
  Nearly 350 construction workers walked off the job at Tesla’s battery manufacturing plant in northern Nevada on Monday.  More than 100 picketed outside the main gate of the construction site, protesting what they see as the unfair labor practice of bringing out-of-state construction to the factory to be paid less than their Nevada...
Feb
2016
19

HIT Will Build Its 1,000th Housing Unit in St. Paul Following $27 Million Union Pension Investment

HIT Will Build Its 1,000th Housing Unit in St. Paul Following $27 Million Union Pension Investment
  The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) has announced a $27.7 million investment in a St. Paul, Minnesota development called 333 on the Park. The project will transform an aging eight-story office building into 134 market rate units.  The investment will create 190 union construction jobs as well as 435 total jobs among various business...
Feb
2016
11

STUDY: Economy Would Lose $65,000,000,000 if Prevailing Wage Was Repealed Nationally

STUDY: Economy Would Lose $65,000,000,000 if Prevailing Wage Was Repealed Nationally
  Researchers from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Smart Cities Prevail have completed what might be the most comprehensive study of the economic, social, and project cost impacts related to state prevailing wage laws.  According to the study, if the 25 states with strong-to-average prevailing...