Project Labor Agreement to Benefit Local Residents

Project Labor Agreement to Benefit Local Residents
       At the March 2, 2017 Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved a Project Labor Agreement by and among MVSD, the Los Angeles and Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council and the Signatory Craft Councils and Unions for major classroom and school renovation, repair, and upgrade funded by Measure SS.  A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) is a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project. 
     The PLA will benefit the Mountain View community by providing local residents first opportunities for hire on bond construction projects. The PLA requires that employees hired for the project are referred through union hiring halls, that nonunion contractors pay union dues for the length of the project, and that the contractor follow union rules on pensions, work conditions and dispute resolution.   The Unions and Contractors agree that, to the extent allowed by law, and as long as they possess the requisite skills and qualifications, the Unions will exert their best efforts to refer and/or recruit sufficient numbers of skilled craft area residents, as well as Veterans to fulfill the requirements of the Contractors. Towards that end, the Unions shall, first, exert their best efforts to encourage and provide referrals and utilization of Local Residents residing in the 91732 and 91733 zip codes or Veterans, regardless of where they reside. If the Unions cannot provide the Contractors in the attainment of a sufficient number of Local Residents from within the first tier zip code, the Unions shall exert their best efforts to then recruit and identify for referral Local Residents residing within a (10) mile radius from the District’s headquarters.   If the Unions still have not provided the Contractors in the attainment of a sufficient number of Local Residents, the Unions shall then exert their best efforts to recruit and identify for referral Local Residents residing within Los Angeles County.  A goal of 30% of the total work hours shall be from Local Residents. 
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