Long Beach, CA
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File #: 15-0300    Version: 1 Name: CM/HR/FM - PLA Agreement
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 3/25/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/7/2015 Final action: 4/7/2015
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute a Citywide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the City of Long Beach and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, and the signatory Craft Councils and Local Unions signing the Agreement, for all covered projects over $500,000, for a period of five years; and Authorize City Manager, at his/her sole discretion, to execute any subsequent amendments to the PLA that are recommended by a majority vote of the Joint Administrative Committee, that do not change the $500,000 coverage threshold or the five-year term of the PLA. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager, Financial Management, Human Resources
Indexes: Agreements
Attachments: 1. 040715-R-19sr.pdf, 2. 040715-R-19sr Revised.pdf, 3. 040715-R-19 Corresp. Merlino.pdf, 4. 040715-R-19 Corresp. Angel.pdf, 5. 040715-R-19 Corresp. Harden.pdf, 6. 040715-R-19 TFF Memo.pdf
Related files: 14-1074, 14-0552, 14-0964, 33859_000, 19-0320, 19-0554
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute a Citywide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the City of Long Beach and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, and the signatory Craft Councils and Local Unions signing the Agreement, for all covered projects over $500,000, for a period of five years; and

Authorize City Manager, at his/her sole discretion, to execute any subsequent amendments to the PLA that are recommended by a majority vote of the Joint Administrative Committee, that do not change the $500,000 coverage threshold or the five-year term of the PLA. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On November 11, 2014, the City Council directed the City Manager to negotiate a Citywide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council (Trades). In preparation, City staff collected and researched a number of existing PLAs from across the state. While the majority focused on large projects, staff did review some examples of Citywide PLAs (e.g., Los Angeles, Berkeley). The majority of information reviewed was consistent from one PLA to another. The typical differences related to project thresholds, local hiring goals, and the inclusion of a disadvantaged resident program.

Over the course of the last few months, representatives from the City and Trades met numerous times to negotiate a PLA for Long Beach. Several key elements were discussed and refined to meet the City Council’s objectives. Those negotiations have concluded and a draft PLA is ready for City Council’s consideration.

The fundamental provisions of the PLA include the following:

§ The PLA will apply to all covered projects over the threshold amount of $500,000 subject to State and Federal or other funding restrictions.

§ The PLA will only apply to contracts entered into by the City, excluding Charter-Commissioned departments.

§ The PLA will include a local hiring provision with a goal of 40 percent, cal...

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