New Haven

“For us it’s a Preference Labor Agreement”

0 October 19, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

An October 19 article in the New Haven Independent titled, “Protesters: Hire More Black Workers,” notes recent protests in the New Haven, CT area over the discriminatory nature of project labor agreements  (PLAs). Here’s an excerpt: [Alan] Felder said that the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) signed by all unions working on city school construction allows […]


CT DOT Official: Project Labor Agreements Limit Pool of Prospective Bidders

0 May 4, 2009  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

According to this 5/3 New Haven Register article, Connecticut International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478 President Benedict Cozzi is upset that local union workers do not have a monopoly on the labor needed to build foundations for the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, also known as the Q Bridge, in New Haven, CT. Merit shop contractors and subcontractors are building the […]