Calif. Won’t Give Funds To Cities Banning Project Labor Deals

Law360, San Diego (April 27, 2012, 10:12 PM EDT) -- Cities in California that have bans on project labor agreements for public works projects would be cut off from receiving any state construction funding based on a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Thursday.

The bill, authored by state Sen. Michael Rubio, D-Bakersfield, came in response to anti-union groups’ efforts to eliminate the option for local governments to use project labor agreements, which are prehire contracts establishing the wage rates and benefits of all employees working on a development project. The agreements tend to involve...
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