Archive for the ‘PLA!’ Category

Nov
2012
12

San Diego Convention Center Expansion Set to Move Forward Following Inclusion of Local Hire, Veteran Subcontracting Stipulations

San Diego Convention Center Expansion Set to Move Forward Following Inclusion of Local Hire, Veteran Subcontracting Stipulations
Labor unions have agreed to drop their legal opposition to the planned expansion of the San Diego Convention Center after prime contractor Clark/Hunt agreed to a labor agreement that will “ensure consistent benefits for both union and non-union subcontractors.” Unions were concerned that local workers would not be able to work on the...
Nov
2012
6

In String of Letters to the Editor, Citizens Stand Up for Important Construction Measures on CA’s Ballot

In String of Letters to the Editor, Citizens Stand Up for Important Construction Measures on CA’s Ballot
Voters in California are taking to the pages of their local newspapers to tell editors about the non-stop misinformation campaign against ballot measures aimed at jump-starting the economy and protecting workers’ rights. Most opposition to Measure Q (which supports a $348 bond for Solano Community College) and Measure J (which supports...
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Oct
2012
31

Salvation Army Project, Built Under Project Labor Agreement, to Receive Award this Friday

Salvation Army Project, Built Under Project Labor Agreement, to Receive Award this Friday
The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in South Bend, Indiana will be recognized by the Council for the Advancement of Labor-Management Relations (CALMR) at a luncheon on Friday for an innovative Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that governed construction of the state-of-the-art community center. A joint charitable effort between the Salvation Army...
Oct
2012
23

High Hopes for PLA on Virginia’s I-95 HOT Lanes Project Following Recent Successes

High Hopes for PLA on Virginia's I-95 HOT Lanes Project Following Recent Successes
A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) has been signed between prime contractor Fluor-Lane 95, LLC and the Northern Virginia affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) that will set the standards that govern the $1 billion I-95 HOT Lanes project. The express lanes on I-95 will take two and a half years to ...
Oct
2012
18

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Signs PLA Ordinance, Affirms Support for PLAs on Twitter

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Signs PLA Ordinance, Affirms Support for PLAs on Twitter
Cory Booker, Newark Mayor and rising star in the Democratic party, has signed into law an ordinance requiring contractors to enter into Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on certain construction projects. The ordinance requires contractors to make “good faith” efforts to hire local residents. The PLAs will only pertain to public projects...
Oct
2012
15

Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Facility, Under PLA, Earns Award

Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Facility, Under PLA, Earns Award
In a regional competition sponsored by leading construction publication Engineering News-Record, King County’s Brightwater Project was selected as one of the Northwest’s best achievements in design and structure and will compete with other regional winners in a national competition this fall. The Washington state wastewater treatment...
Oct
2012
8

“A failed PLA substitution could cost Virginia taxpayers and Dulles Toll Road users millions.”

The recent NFL replacement referee debacle has given supporters of organized labor reason to highlight other industries and workforces which suffer when union labor is snubbed. Last week, Dennis L. Martire, LIUNA Mid-Atlantic manager and former Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority board member, did just that in a letter to the Fairfax Times....
Sep
2012
19

Vikings, Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Zero in on Architect for Stadium PLA

Vikings, Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Zero in on Architect for Stadium PLA
A new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings is one step closer to reality. The team and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) are choosing an architect for the planned $975 million project. A decision is scheduled by October 5th. Set to be built under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), the stadium will bring jobs to ...
Sep
2012
11

“Always Vote Your Job”: Vocal Sheet Metal Worker Insists that Building Trades Members Support Obama Come November

Despite the GOP’s fiercely anti-union party platform, some socially conservative members of Building Trades unions may still be tempted to vote against their best interests in November, a move that Todd Farally, a Sheet Metal Worker from Philadelphia, says they will regret if Mitt Romney makes good on promises to strip the power of unions ...
Sep
2012
10

Since 1998, 12 Out of 18 NFL Stadium Projects Have Been Done Under a Project Labor Agreement

Since 1998, 12 Out of 18 NFL Stadium Projects Have Been Done Under a Project Labor Agreement
Yesterday’s big first NFL day was pretty magical. How could it not be, right!? Football’s back. Not so fast. Many in the labor movement are down on the NFL for their use of replacement referees (or, scabs!) during a referee lockout that is potentially endangering players and certainly driving down wages. Still, several games this ...
Sep
2012
5

Democratic Party Platform Seeks to Deter Misclassification, Prevent Paycheck Deception

Democratic Party Platform Seeks to Deter Misclassification, Prevent Paycheck Deception
“The American middle class is under assault after a prior GOP administration that was bent on destroying unions, the president and the Democratic Party believe in the right to organize” and in “supporting American workers with strong labor laws.” These words come from the pages of the 2012 Democratic Party Platform, being...
Aug
2012
30

New GOP Platform Seeks to Abolish PLAs and Davis-Bacon, Institute “Right-to-Work” Nationally

New GOP Platform Seeks to Abolish PLAs and Davis-Bacon, Institute
Frankly, I’m shocked. Shocked at the audacity and recklessness of the new GOP party platform despite scouring links and stories and opinions by the hundreds daily that indicate the extremity of the party’s leaders. The GOP has gone above and beyond their established levels of zeal and one-sidedness with their radical new party...