City Council in Duarte, California Poised to Consider Project Labor Agreement Mandate for Future Construction

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UPDATE: the Los Angeles Business Journal reported on November 9, 2012 that “Duarte and Whittier have been named as L.A. County’s most business-friendly cities.” (See Duarte and Whittier Named Most Business Friendly.) According to the article, “The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation announced the two cities in eastern Los Angeles County as the winners of the most business-friendly cities award at a ceremony Thursday night. Duarte won in the small cities category and Whittier won in the large cities category.”

A Project Labor Agreement proposal has not returned to the Duarte City Council agenda since the April 10, 2012 meeting referenced below.


Kevin Korenthal of KOREN Communications, based in Santa Clarita, has alerted me that the Duarte City Council will consider a policy to require contractors to sign a Project Labor Agreement with the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council for most future city construction projects. Duarte is a middle class city of about 21,000 people in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, 18 miles to the northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

The Duarte City Council discussed the proposed PLA policy at its April 10 meeting and may vote on the policy at its June 26 meeting.

The staff report for the April 10 meeting about the PLA proposal is here.

The material submitted by the unions for the April 10 meeting about the PLA proposal is here.

See the video of the April 10 Duarte City Council meeting discussion of Project Labor Agreements here.

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  1. Kevin D. Korenthal says:

    Thank you Mr. Dayton for sharing this with your readers. As it stands now, there are no resources allocated to defending Fair and Open Competition in Duarte, CA. I encourage anyone reading this who can assist in insuring that construction projects in Duarte are bid openly and fairly to call me at (661) 310-0769.