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3/6/2019

PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS FACT: PLSA = LOCAL WORKERS....... MYTH: SOME SAY PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS LIMIT COMPETITION. FACT: PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS ARE OPEN TO ALL CONTRACTORS. MYTH: SOME SAY PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS INCREASE COST. FACT: CONTRACTS ARE AWARDED TO THE LOWEST BIDDER. MYTH: SOME SAY THAT PROJECT AGREEMENTS DISCRIMINATE AGAINST NON-UNION CONTRACTORS. FACT: MANY NON-UNION CONTRACTORS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BID PROJECTS WITH PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS. PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS ADDITIONAL FACTS AND FIGURES SECTION 8(a) 3(b) (2) OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT PROHIBIT EMPLOYERS AND UNIONS FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST EMPLOYEES BASED ON THEIR MEMBERSHIP OR NON-MEMBERSHIP IN LABOR ORGANIZATIONS. PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS PROVIDE BETTER TRAINED WORKERS, THE JOB IS DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME, WHICH IS MORE COST EFFECTIVE. PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS PROVIDE A SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT, which REDUCES LOSS TIME and REDUCES INSURANCE PREMIUMS REDUCES PROPERTY DAMAGE PROVIDES DRUG TESTING PROVIDES BACKGROUND CHECKS. PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS GUARANTEE A QUALIFIED WORKFORCE, A RELIABLE SUPPLY OF TALENTED AND SKILLED, LOCAL WORKERS, FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROJECT. STIMULATES THE LOCAL ECONOMY! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL 717-233-5726


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Thank you for visiting the web page of the Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council. The unionized construction industry is very unique, and we are proud to be the organization that leads the way when it comes to standing up for what is best for our members...and what is best for our communities.

Throughout our extremely large and diverse state, it is the members of the Pennsylvania Building Trades that create and maintain the infrastructure in the Commercial and Industrial Industries, which includes office buildings, hospitals, universities, schools, libraries, stadiums, bridges and highways, warehouses, power generation facilities, refineries and chemical plants that make our state such a wonderful place to live and do business. It is these same members of the Building Trades that tirelessly give back to their communities by volunteering their time to organizations that make life better for those less fortunate. We go beyond the call of duty to raise the standard of living for people in our communities.

The work of the unionized construction trades speaks for itself. Our apprenticeship training programs are second to none, and no one can compete with the level of skilled craftsmanship that our journeymen and women bring to the job site.

Please take the time to browse our web site. Here you will be able to link to our affiliated local unions, contractors and government contacts. You will also be able to get information on Prevailing Wages, Helmets to Hard Hats, Safety and Health training, Legislative, Political Actions,  and upcoming events being hosted by the State Council and its affiliates.

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