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…
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Union Preemptively Withdrawals Appeal to Ensure Pro-Company Law Not Created

Most collective bargaining agreements in the private sector are governed by Section 9(a) of the National Labor Relations Act Section requiring a majority of employees in the bargaining unit support having a union represent them. If a majority is not in support, the employees are not in a union. In the construction industry, however, CBAs…
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Democrat Congressmen in Hot Water with Construction Unions

Members of the Building Trades Labor Coalition, which has supported the Trump administration’s push to expand apprenticeship training programs, say they are “livid” and “flabbergasted” that Senate Democrats did not extend them an invitation to participate in a upcoming committee hearing on modernizing apprenticeships. In the days leading up to the hearing, the building unions are now reaching above Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the…
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Construction Union Jurisdiction Disputes: Some Liken Them to Sibling Rivalries

Workers represented by the Laborers’ International union of North America had been getting job assignments involving forklifts through the Construction Employers Association. But, Operating Engineers Local 18 sought to get that work. The National Labor Relations Board twice said the Laborers should get the work and ultimately ordered the Operating Engineers – which had been…
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Contractor that Thought it was Out of a Multi-Employer Bargaining Unit made Unlawful Workplace Changes

A marble contactor dropped out of a multi-employer bargaining unit and informed the union it would be terminating an existing CBA when it expired. The company also informed the workers it would implement new employment policies like modifications to wages and health insurance, stopping contributions to the union’s pension plan, as well as implementing flexible spending accounts,…
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Large Inflatable Animals Allowed as Part of Union Protest at Resort

A Las Vegas resort contracted with a construction company to perform renovation work at the resort, and the construction company sent contracted work to an environmental company. Neither the resort, construction company, nor the environmental company were represented by the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), the union that chose the resort as its…
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