Posts Tagged ‘local hire’

Jun
2014
18

PLA Will Ensure Local Workers, On-Time Opening for Proposed Albany Casino

PLA Will Ensure Local Workers, On-Time Opening for Proposed Albany Casino
  The Capital View Casino & Resort announced that they have entered into a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the New York Hotel Trades Council and the Greater Capital Region Building & Construction Trades Council..  The contract will pave the way for a smooth construction period, ensure an on-time opening and guarantee that local...
May
2014
20

NY Development Sets Tough Local Hiring, Sustainability Standards Under Project Labor Agreement

NY Development Sets Tough Local Hiring, Sustainability Standards Under Project Labor Agreement
  Developers of the new project at the former site of the Williams Lake Hotel near Rosendale, NY have announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) which aims to hire 50 to 75 percent of the construction workforce locally.  The PLA will also set standards for the developers to buy locally.   The “preference for procurement” [&hellip...
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May
2014
14

Ambitious Local Hiring Goals Generating Excitement Among Detroit Construction Workers

Ambitious Local Hiring Goals Generating Excitement Among Detroit Construction Workers
  With construction of new hockey arena on the horizon, Detroit-area developers, contractors, and building trades unions are getting creative to help the city meet a 51 percent local hiring goal that is attached to the arena project.   Of the estimated 35,000 building trades union members in southeast Michigan, roughly 2,000 live within the...
May
2014
6

Ohio Contractors Association Sues Akron to Prevent It From Hiring…Ohioans.

The Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that local hiring requirements set forth by Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic violate the constitution of both the United States and the state of Ohio.  The lawsuit is based around requirements for contractors bidding on the Rack 15 Storage Basin project, a $1.4 billion...
May
2014
2

Lacking Official Labor Agreement, Minority Hiring Pledge Goes Unmet in Savannah School District

  When the Savannah-Chatham School Board began accepting bids on a pair of construction projects worth more than $300 million each, they asked bidders to pledge that 50 percent of the work would go to local contractors owned by minorities or women.  However, instead of cementing this policy with a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), they [&hellip...
Apr
2014
29

While the Clippers Battle Race Stigma, the Kings are Getting Minority Workers Into Union Apprenticeships

While the Clippers Battle Race Stigma, the Kings are Getting Minority Workers Into Union Apprenticeships
  Last Wednesday, the Sacramento Kings held a training and outreach session with the Community Workforce Pipeline (CWP) to finalize plans for a Priority Apprenticeship Program that will seek to employ 70 apprentices during the construction of the Kings new $477 million arena. Most eligible workers will come from high-need backgrounds and...
Mar
2014
17

AKA PLA: Businessman’s Op-Ed Touts Policies Long Supported by Construction Unions

  A Northwest Times op-ed from businessman and former government administrator John Key calls for local governments to create laws that ensure women, minorities, and inner city workers are represented on work sites for projects that are funded with public dollars.  Sound familiar? These are the exact types of community-bolstering provisions...
Mar
2014
11

Miami “Mandate” Would Favor Contractors Who Want Local Workers on High-Cost Projects

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  A new ordinance being considered in Miami-Dade County would recommend a higher number of local residents on county projects with a price tag over $1 million.  The “Residents First Training and Employment Program” is sponsored by commissioners Jean Monestime and Barbara Jordan. While the ordinance would not implement a true mandate, the...
Feb
2014
28

Unions, Golden State Warriors Pushing for Expanded Local Hiring Mandates in SF

Unions, Golden State Warriors Pushing for Expanded Local Hiring Mandates in SF
  In San Francisco, three years after championing legislation that mandated 30 percent local hiring on publicly-funded projects, Supervisor John Avalos is seeking the same requirements for private developments on city-owned land.  Avalos introduced legislation at a Board of Supervisors meeting this week and was joined by members of several...
Feb
2014
10

Northwestern to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Aid in Push for Local Hire

Northwestern to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Aid in Push for Local Hire
  The town of Evanston, Illinois will partner with Northwestern University and local unions to create a pre-apprenticeship program for city residents.  The program has been a labor of love for Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. With construction at Northwestern’s campus making up a major portion of the city’s development, Tisdahl wanted...
Jan
2014
13

Local Hire, Female and Minority Contractor Inclusion at Stake in Albany

Local Hire, Female and Minority Contractor Inclusion at Stake in Albany
  In 2008, the City of Albany, NY was ready to move forward with a new $400 million convention center expected to create 722 new jobs.  Like other big projects of its era, it was moved to the back burner, a victim of the economic recession. But a scaled down version of the project resurfaced, [&hellip...
Dec
2013
5

California County Votes in Favor of Project Labor Agreements for Large-Scale Construction

  By a 5-2 margin, the Solano Community College Board of Trustees decided to move forward with Project Labor Agreements for Measure Q-funded bonds.  The PLAs will be required for all projects over $4.5 million but will not include maintenance and operational projects.  The PLAs will also include “local hire” provisions which encourage a...