San Francisco Now Requires PLAs on Most Projects

Businesses seeking San Francisco public construction contracts may soon be required to sign project labor agreements under a measure heading to the mayor’s desk. That means large public projects in the city would require a collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations. Citywide labor peace agreements will be mandatory on projects worth $5 million or more, initially. That amount will drop to $1 million dollars or more in three years. Once it drops to $1 million, virtually all construction projects in San Francisco funded at least in part by public money will require a project labor agreement.

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