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  • Dec. 11, 2018

After 20 Years, City of San Francisco Poised to Require Construction Companies to Sign Project Labor Agreements with Unions


Today (December 11, 2018), the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a  "Citywide Project Labor Agreement." The proposed ordinance would amend the city's Administrative Code to require a citywide project labor agreement applicable to certain types of public work or improvement projects with projected costs over the threshold amounts (ranging from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 depending on the year in which the advertisement for bid is released; or $10,000,000 if the project is funded by a source other than a general obligation bond) or where delay in completing the project may interrupt or delay services or use of facilities that are important to the City’s essential operations or infrastructure.

This means construction companies will be required to sign a Project Labor Agreement with unions to work on all but the smallest city contracts.

See the agenda item here: Administrative Code - Citywide Project Labor Agreement - Public Work or Improvement Projects

The staff report lists the following affiliated unions of the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council with whom construction companies will need to sign the agreement:

  1. Boilermakers, Local 549
  2. Bricklayers & Allied Crafts, Local 3
  3. Carpenters, Local 22
  4. Carpenters, Local 2236
  5. Carpet Layers, Local 12
  6. Cement Masons, Local 300, Area 580
  7. Electrical Workers, Local 6
  8. Elevator Constructors, Local 8
  9. Glaziers, Local 718
  10. Hod Carriers, Local 36
  11. Insulators & Asbestos Workers, Local 16
  12. International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 21
  13. Ironworkers - Field Local 377
  14. Laborers, Local 67
  15. Laborers, Local 261
  16. Lathers, Local 68L
  17. Millwrights, Local 102
  18. Operating Engineers, Local 3
  19. Painters & Tapers, Local 913
  20. Piledrivers, Local 34
  21. Plasterers, Local 66
  22. Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local 38
  23. Roofers & Waterproofers, Local 40
  24. SEIU Local 1877, Window Cleaners
  25. Sheetmetal Workers, Local 104
  26. Sign & Display, Local 510
  27. Sprinkler Fitters, Local 483
  28. Teamsters, Local 665
  29. Teamsters, Local 853 (San Leandro)
  30. Teamsters, Local 2785
  31. Upholsterers/United Steel Workers, Local 1304

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