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Project Labor Agreements and Project Labor Agreement Policies at California Counties

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Alameda County – East County Hall of Justice Project Labor Agreement 2012

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Project Labor Agreement 2004 (Resolution Only)

Contra Costa County Family Law Center Project Labor Agreement 2001 (Resolution Only)

Contra Costa County Project Labor Agreement Policy (Not Implemented) 2002

Contra Costa County Project Labor Agreement Policy Revision 2003

Contra Costa County Standard Project Labor Agreement 2003 (2011 Example)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Los Angeles County Martin Luther King, Jr Medical Center Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center Project Labor Agreement 2011

ORANGE COUNTY

Orange County Project Labor Agreement Policy Resolution 2000

Orange County Standard Project Labor Agreement 2000-2005

Orange County Project Labor Agreement Policy Termination 2004

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

San Joaquin County New Administration Building Project Labor Agreement 2007

SAN MATEO COUNTY

San Mateo County Replacement Jail Project Labor Agreement 2012

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Santa Clara County Valley Specialty Center Bid Package #2 Project Labor Agreement 2004

Santa Clara County Project Labor Agreement Policy 2005

Santa Clara County Standard Project Labor Agreement as of 2009

Santa Clara County Replacement Bed Building Project Labor Agreement 2010

SOLANO COUNTY

Solano County New Government Center Project Labor Agreement 2002

Solano County Project Labor Agreement Policy 2004

Solano County Project Labor Agreement Policy Amendment 2007

Solano County Claybank Adult Dentention Center Project Labor Agreement (Signed) 2007

Solano County William J Carroll Government Center Project Labor Agreement 2010

Solano County Claybank Adult Dentention Center Project Labor Agreement in Bid Documents 2012

If You Vote to Require Contractors to Sign a Project Labor Agreement, You Will Be Accountable to the People for That Vote

Here’s an independent expenditure mailer sent to voters by “Defending the Republic Political Action Committee (PAC)” criticizing the voting record of San Joaquin County Supervisor Leroy Ornellas. Ornellas is running in the Republican primary against Assemblyman Bill Berryhill for the 5th State Senate District. Notice the mailer indicates that Ornellas voted (on May 22, 2007) to require contractors to sign a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) as a condition of building the San Joaquin County New Administrative Building.

Mailer – Bill Berryhill against Leroy Ornellas 2012

As Supervisor, he was the pivotal vote for a $95 million tax-eating county construction project made more costly because it shut out local small businesses from competitive bidding. It was so bad that the Republican Party voted to condemn any GOP office holders who voted for similar sweetheart deals.

On May 22, 2007, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to approve a Project Labor Agreement as part of a resolution to award a design-build contract for building the new San Joaquin County Administration Building.  It was the first (and to this date, only) government-mandated PLA implemented in San Joaquin County. The PLA was slipped into the resolution quietly, without any public advance notice that an exclusive agreement with unions was in the works. Ornellas voted for it.

The county Project Labor Agreement subsequently received a lot of attention from the San Joaquin County business community and the news media. In response, the San Joaquin County Republican Central Committee passed a resolution and the San Joaquin County Republican Assembly passed a resolution in the summer of 2007 opposing the use of PLAs by local governments in San Joaquin County.

After some initial difficulty, the Golden Gate Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction (CFEC) were able to regularly obtain bidder information for work on the county’s New Administrative Building. The union promise of local contractors on this project was a complete bust, as ABC and CFEC dutifully informed county residents through opinion pieces and letters to the editor published in the Stockton Record, Tracy Press, and Lathrop-Manteca Sun-Post newspapers every time a new round of bidding was completed.