OPINION: Unions Win First Victory to Control Projects Funded by Water Bond

A Monterey County proposal for funds from the recently-passed Proposition 1A water bond will include a project labor agreement (PLA), or a requirement that contractors involved employ union workers, writes Kevin Dayton of Labor Issue Solutions in UnionWatch.  Dayton says the Monterey County proposal may be the first to receive funding and could also encourage other local governments to include PLA’s in their own projects, which would increase costs and reduce competition for bids.

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