Archive for the ‘PLA!’ Category

Dec
2012
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San Diego Inks Project Labor Agreement for What Will Be Nation’s Largest Water Desalination Plant

San Diego Inks Project Labor Agreement for What Will Be Nation's Largest Water Desalination Plant
In an effort to diversify its water source and combat future price surges, the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors voted last week to approve a landmark purchase of 56,000 acre-feet water a year from what will soon be the nation’s largest seawater desalination plant. It will be located in Carlsbad, California. With...
Dec
2012
3

KY’s “Construction Pipeline” Is a Model for Boosting Diversity, Apprenticeship

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Across the nation, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and other construction trade unions have been putting contracts in place that mandate diversity in the ranks. In Kentucky, “The Construction Pipeline” is being viewed as a national model for other regions to follow. According to Local 369 Joint Apprentice...
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Nov
2012
28

Oneida Indian Nation’s 7th PLA Will Create 300 Jobs

Oneida Indian Nation's 7th PLA Will Create 300 Jobs
A newly-signed Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the Oneida Indian Nation and the Central and Northern New York Building Trades will provide much needed construction jobs throughout the winter months as construction begins on four new entertainment centers that will be added to the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. Dubbed “Exit 33,”...
Nov
2012
26

With Propositions Z and S, California Has Written the Blueprint for Defending PLAs and Funding Quality School Construction

With Propositions Z and S, California Has Written the Blueprint for Defending PLAs and Funding Quality School Construction
Of the $11 billion in construction bonds approved in California this November, the largest portion by far came from the $2.8 billion property tax measure (Proposition Z) to finance current and future facility needs for the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). It is also one of the largest projects in the region to include [&hellip...
Nov
2012
26

New Prevailing Wage Video Creeps Toward 2,000 Views, Features We Party Patriots Screen Shot

New Prevailing Wage Video Creeps Toward 2,000 Views, Features We Party Patriots Screen Shot
Look, we’re not trying to fool anybody. We know full well that some of the topics we like to focus on here don’t exactly fall under the “sexy” category. There aren’t any celeb sightings or Petraeus pics. Heck, we hardly cover elections. But the issues that are most often overlooked — prevailing wage, employee...
Nov
2012
19

What’s In the New SD Convention Center Agreement? “Good construction careers for local workers, veterans, and long-term unemployed.”

What’s In the New SD Convention Center Agreement? “Good construction careers for local workers, veterans, and long-term unemployed.”
San Diego’s $520 million Convention Center expansion will hire local workers and veterans. This is a significant step forward for local construction workers that have been impacted by the downturn, with shovels in the ground expected sometime next year. This is even more interesting, because it comes on the heels of an anti-union ballot in...
Nov
2012
19

Michigan Judge: Project Labor Agreement Ban is Unconstitutional…Still.

In Michigan, a Judge in the U.S. District Court has placed a preliminary injunction on a state law that prohibits public sector Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). This ruling halts a law that was previously passed by state legislature in what has been an ongoing, see-saw battle over the use of PLAs in the Great Lakes [&hellip...
Nov
2012
15

Under PLA, Workforce on Georgia’s Vogtle Nuclear Plant Expansion Is 40% Military Veterans

Under PLA, Workforce on Georgia's Vogtle Nuclear Plant Expansion Is 40% Military Veterans
In Georgia, two new units at the Vogtle nuclear plant (built under the guidelines of a Project Labor Agreement) currently employ 2,300 workers, 40 percent of whom are military veterans: “Veterans continue to be strong candidates for jobs on the Vogtle 3 and 4 project, as the cultures of the military and the utility industry [&hellip...
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...
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 [&hellip...