The City of San Diego Project Labor Agreement for Construction of Pure Water Program Phase I Projects (PLA) is an agreement between the San Diego Building Construction Trades, craft unions signatory to the agreement and the contractors performing work on the covered projects. The City of San Diego is responsible for implementing and administering the agreement.
The contractors and unions agree to work together to achieve a goal of at least 35% of the total construction craft hours worked on each covered project to be performed by City of San Diego residents.
The Contractors and Unions agree to work together to achieve a goal of at least 10% of the total construction craft hours worked on each covered project to be performed by Targeted Workers from the following categories:
Yes, non-union prime contractors and subcontractors can work on Pure Water’s PLA-covered projects; however, the PLA, Article 3, Section 3.3 (b), requires all prime contractors and subcontractors who have been awarded contracts of work to sign a Letter of Assent prior to the commencement of work, which means they agree to the terms and conditions of the PLA.
Yes, the PLA, Article 6, Section 6.2 (c), requires all prime contractors and subcontractors to pay benefit contributions for all union referrals and core employees to the appropriate union trust fund.
Yes, in accordance with the PLA, Article 6, Section 6.4, the applicable prevailing federal or state rate determination shall apply to all PLA-covered projects.
Yes, contractors may use a certain number of Core Employees, as set forth in the PLA in Sections 4.6 (a) and (b). In accordance with the PLA, Article 4, Section 4.6 (f), a Core Employee must be either a journeyperson or apprentice and appear on the contractor’s active payroll for at least 90 of the last 180 working days prior to being designated as a Core Employee, must possess any license required by state or federal law for the Project Work to be performed and must have the ability to safely perform the basic functions of the applicable trade.