Project Labor Agreements
Myths vs. Facts. Read more!
MYTH: The a.b.c says Project Labor Agreements limit competition
FACT: Project Labor Agreements are open to all contractors
MYTH: The ABC says Project Labor Agreements increase cost
FACT: Contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder
MYTH: The ABC says that Project Labor Agreements discriminate against non-union contractors
FACT: Non-union contractors have successfully bid projects with Project Labor Agreements
Don't be fooled by the Associated Builders and Contractors Assoc.
PLA's guarantee: PA workers on PA taxpayer funded projects
PLA's eliminate undocumented workers on state funded projects
PLA's guarantee projects are done on time and on budget
PLA's guarantee minority and WMB participation
PLA's guarantee health care benefits
PLA's guarantee local workers on local projects
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Additional Facts and Figures
Section 8(a) 3(b) (2) of the national labor relations act prohibits employers and unions from discriminating against employees based on their membership or non-membership in labor organizations
Project Labor Agreements mean:
- Better trained workers
- Jobs done right the first time, which is more cost effective.
- A safer work environment which reduces lost time due to injury
- Reduced insurance premiums
- Reduced property damage
- Drug free work environment
- Criminal background checks
Project Labor Agreements guarantee:
A qualified local workforce, a reliable supply of talented and skilled local workers for the duration of the project.
If you have any questions or would like to review a sample project labor agreement please call:
Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council @ 717-233-5726.
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