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April 2010 Archives

Project Labor Agreements

As a response to the rapidly rising costs of construction and its impact on the New York City building industry, the Building Trades Employers' Association ("BTEA"), which represents 28 contractor groups and more than 1,700 union firms, and the Building and Construction Trade Council of Greater New York ("BCTC"), which represents approximately 100,000 union workers, have come to terms on a Project Labor Agreement ("PLA"), its intent being to stimulate construction at new or previously stalled sites.

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