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Fresno Unified to Vote on PLA for New Elementary School

Fresno Unified trustees on Wednesday will consider inking an agreement that guarantees workers building a new elementary school in southeast Fresno will come from union hiring halls. If approved by the board, the project labor agreement will be included in ...

Fresno Airport Labor Deal Signals Major Shift in Policy

Fresno, which once banned Project Labor Agreements on public works projects, will now engage in them. “Elections have consequences,” Fresno City Councilman Miguel Arias succinctly noted. And, thus a historic shift may have occurred when it comes to labor po...

Is Clovis Economic Boom Headed for Slow Down?

At tonight’s Clovis council meeting (March 4), the board will hear a five-year economic forecast. The report indicates trouble looming: “The General Fund forecast continues to be much more constrained during...

Soria says PLA vote from Israel kosher

A lobbying group for electrical contractors is wondering whether the Fresno City Council violated state law with their December 15 vote on how to award public contracts for an impending $70 million state grant....

Analyzing Fresno’s PLA vote

Labor claimed a victory when the Fresno city council approved a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) at its December 15 meeting. The agreement means the city will work with a collective of labor unions to provide workers for projects funded by the $70 million the cit...