BAC Praises the Biden Administration’s Action on PLAs
[Washington, D.C.] International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) President Tim Driscoll issued the following statement today:
“President Biden’s Executive Order is the right measure at the right time for our industry, and our country. Project labor agreements (PLAs) have been used for decades in both the public and private sector to deliver projects in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner. They benefit local communities in meeting local hiring goals while ensuring that workers have access to good wages, benefits, training, and working conditions. PLAs create valuable career paths for women, people of color, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.
“President Biden’s leadership on this issue signals to our industry and the nation that the path to developing a productive and sustainable workforce lies in the equitable treatment of workers across our country, and that PLAs are a proven means to develop and promote careers for the next generation of construction workers.”