Community-supporting Project Labor Agreements, otherwise known as PLAs, or in British Columbia as Community Building Agreements, are a tried and true way of building infrastructure, bridges, community developments (such as hospitals or schools) and energy projects. These agreements benefit working men and women, contractors, communities and taxpayers by ensuring projects are completed on time and on budget, requiring employee training, and encouraging that public investment benefits local communities.

Project labor agreements increase the stability and efficiency of long-term construction projects, by; establishing wage rates, labour issues, preventing labour disputes, coordination among all Trades involved, establishing the requirements for apprentices, women in trades and Indigenous.

Project labor agreements allow both unionized and non-union companies to bid on projects. The PLA provides the same agreement for all workers. It is time that workers across the country are part of and benefiting from major projects.

British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced in July 2018 that several major projects in the province will be build under the terms of Community Building Agreements. For more information CLICK HERE.


Coronavirus Preparation and Response

 - Updated February 1, 2021

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has developed several resources in response to several questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK HERE for the LifeLines magazine and the latest updates on the pandemic.