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SB 922 - Project Labor Agreements - Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (24-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Project Labor Agreements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits state funding for any public entity that refuses to consider project labor agreements during the contracting process for public works projects.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits state funding of or financial assistance for any project if a charter provision, initiative, or ordinance of a charter city prohibits the governing board of a public entity from considering contracts with project labor agreements (Sec. 2).
  • Requires public entities that enter into or require contractors to enter into project labor agreements to include certain provisions in the agreement including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):
    • A provision that prohibits discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or membership in a labor organization when hiring workers;
    • A provision that requires the inclusion of a protocol for drug testing for workers;
    • A provision that requires the inclusion of a guarantee against work stoppages, strikes, lockouts, and similar disruptions of the project; and
    • A provision that requires disputes to be resolved by a "neutral arbitrator".
  • Defines a "project labor agreement" as a contract that establishes a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement regarding the terms and conditions of employment, and which allows employers to make a collective bargaining agreement with a labor organization of which the employees are members (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes members of the governing board of a local public entity to choose by majority vote whether to use, enter into, or require contractors to enter into a Project Labor Agreement (Sec. 2).
  • This act is effective January 1, 2015 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (52-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Project Labor Agreements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits state funding for any public entity that refuses to consider project labor agreements during the contracting process for public works projects.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits state funding of or financial assistance for any project if a charter provision, initiative, or ordinance of a charter city prohibits the governing board of a public entity from considering contracts with project labor agreements (Sec. 2).
  • Requires public entities that enter into or require contractors to enter into project labor agreements to include certain provisions in the agreement including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):
    • A provision that prohibits discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or membership in a labor organization when hiring workers;
    • A provision that requires the inclusion of a protocol for drug testing for workers;
    • A provision that requires the inclusion of a guarantee against work stoppages, strikes, lockouts, and similar disruptions of the project; and
    • A provision that requires disputes to be resolved by a "neutral arbitrator".
  • Defines a "project labor agreement" as a contract that establishes a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement regarding the terms and conditions of employment, and which allows employers to make a collective bargaining agreement with a labor organization of which the employees are members (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes members of the governing board of a local public entity to choose by majority vote whether to use, enter into, or require contractors to enter into a Project Labor Agreement (Sec. 2).
  • This act is effective January 1, 2015 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (40-0) -

Title: Project Labor Agreements

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Project Labor Agreements

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