A Laboratory Project Agreement (PLA), also known as the Community Workforce Agreement, is a pre-employment collective agreement with one or more labour organizations that sets the terms and conditions for a given construction project.  Before workers are hired for the project, construction unions have the right to negotiate, determine wage rates and benefits for all workers working on the project concerned, and approve the provisions of the agreement.   The terms of the agreement apply to all contractors and subcontractors who offer success for the project and replace all existing collective agreements.  PLAs are used for both public and private projects and their specific provisions can be adapted by the signatory parties to the needs of a given project.  The agreement may contain provisions to prevent strikes, lockouts or other work stoppages during the duration of the project.  As a general rule, TTPs require that employees recruited for the project be returned to union rental premises, that self-employed workers in trade unions pay trade union rights for the duration of the project, and that the contractor comply with union rules on pensions, working conditions and dispute resolution.  Project employment contracts are used to ensure savings, productivity, job stability, timely completion and quality work on major projects. With project work contracts, the owner ensures better working conditions, increased productivity without interruption of working time, dispute resolution procedures, safety conditions and continuous access to treatment. Plas offers should be open and fair and not discriminate against non-union contractors. Many federally funded projects require project work agreements, as required by the White House Executive Order of February 6, 2009. The real problem is distributors, especially contractors. They are the ones who charge much more than the cost of labour and equipment.
And yet, everything they do is relieved. The Foundation opposes project employment contracts because they sacrifice workers` rights to free choice and impose unwanted union representation on workers. The Foundation is ready, willing and able to assist employees who are victims or potential victims of these programs. Workers who wish to seek legal assistance can write to us, call us for free at 800-336-3600 or send an email to [email protected]. Contact your request for assistance at the legal department. A government-imposed project work contract (PLA) is an anti-competitive and costly program, designed by Big Labor and sympathetic public servants to secure construction contracts with unionized contractors and union members, while cutting off competition between skilled contractors and their skilled employees.