Site Labor Agreements
A project employment contract or A PLA is a pre-employment contract, in which contractual and working conditions are set in advance. Project work contracts are sought by many as a way to reduce costs that control quality assurance and minimize the increase in labour costs. Others see employment project contracts (PLA) as a means of carrying out construction projects exclusively for trade union work and discriminating against open trade and fair competition. Some project work contracts (PLA) include non-strike and non-locking agreements. The Foundation opposes project employment contracts because they sacrifice workers` rights to free choice and impose unwanted union representation on workers. The Foundation is ready, willing and able to assist employees who are victims or potential victims of these programs. Workers who wish to seek legal assistance can write to us, call us for free at 800-336-3600 or send an email to [email protected]. Contact your request for assistance at the legal department. […] – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced a new victory in the fight against state-imposed project work contracts in federal projects.
Following a protest request filed on October 18 with the […] Reports on legal considerations related to APAs clearly show that PTAs are an effective tool for labour relations.  In a 1999 report on the legality of AEPs, the authors stated that AEPs “serve as a productive and stabilizing force in the construction industry.”  This approach is supported by a UCLA study that questioned the results of the Beacon Hill Institute on PLA, which found that in the private sector, the use of ATPs “creates continuity and stability of the workforce in the workplace.”  . . . by Big Labor continues to pressure federal authorities to prescribe anti-competitive and costly project work contracts (PLA) for major federal construction projects, although they are not […] We got a contract for a project that has a two-week schedule to work with a 4-employee job because of the PLA we spent more than 80 hours on paper work alone The union can only provide one employee of 4, because none of these want to work only for 2 weeks and at the end of the list do not have my staff to sign the work with the union we must also sanitize with local hiring for this project and the job is one we build Section 8 project so, as merit contractors, we are faced with this scenario only hiring the Union, which employees do not use for the predominant salary for a job I could send 4 trained employees for two weeks and we have not even launched this project and it has double business costs! California is broke for a reason because A Project Labor Agreement (PLA), also known as the Community Workforce Agreement, is a pre-lease collective agreement with one or more labor organizations that sets the terms and conditions for a particular construction project.  Before workers are hired for the project, construction unions have the right to negotiate, determine wage rates and benefits for all workers working on the project concerned, and approve the provisions of the agreement.   The terms of the agreement apply to all contractors and subcontractors who offer success for the project and replace all existing collective agreements.  PLAs are used for both public and private projects and their specific provisions can be adapted by the signatory parties to the needs of a given project.
 The agreement may contain provisions to prevent strikes, lockouts or other work stoppages during the duration of the project.  As a general rule, the TTPs require that employees recruited for the project be returned to union rental premises, that self-employed workers of trade unions pay trade union rights during the duration of the project, and that the contractor comply with union rules on pensions, conditions of