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LD 1564 - Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects - Maine Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects

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Title: Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes project labor agreements for public work projects.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes a public authority to require a project labor agreement for any public works project when that public authority has determined that it is in the public’s interest to require an agreement (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the public authority to consider the effects a project labor agreement may have on the following (Sec. 2):

    • The efficiency, cost, and direct and indirect economic benefits to the public authority;

    • The availability of a skilled workforce to complete the public works project;

    • The prevention of construction delays;

    • The safety and quality of the public works project;

    • The advancement of minority-owned businesses and women-owned businesses; and

    • Employment opportunities for the community.

  • Requires a project labor agreement required by a public authority to do the following (Sec. 2):

    • Set forth mutually binding procedures for resolving disputes that can be implemented without delay; 

    • Include guarantees against a strike, lockout or other concerted action aimed at slowing or stopping the progress of the public works project;

    • Ensure a reliable source of skilled and experienced labor;

    • Include goals for the number of apprentices and for a percentage of work to be performed by minorities, women and veterans;

    • Provide for the invitation of all contractors to bid on the public works project without regard to whether the employees of any such contractor are members of a labor organization;

    • Permit the selection of the lowest responsible qualified bidder without regard to labor organization affiliation; and

    • Bind all contractors and subcontractors to the terms of the agreement.

  • Prohibits a project labor agreement required by a public authority pursuant to this section from requiring compulsory labor organization membership of employees working on the public works project (Sec. 2),

  • Specifies that a bidder for a public work’s project that does not agree to abide by the conditions of the project labor agreement or a requirement to negotiate a project labor agreement may not be regarded as a responsible qualified bidder for the project (Sec. 2).

 

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Title: Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes project labor agreements for public work projects.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes a public authority to require a project labor agreement for any public works project when that public authority has determined that it is in the public’s interest to require an agreement (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the public authority to consider the effects a project labor agreement may have on the following (Sec. 2):

    • The efficiency, cost, and direct and indirect economic benefits to the public authority;

    • The availability of a skilled workforce to complete the public works project;

    • The prevention of construction delays;

    • The safety and quality of the public works project;

    • The advancement of minority-owned businesses and women-owned businesses; and

    • Employment opportunities for the community.

  • Requires a project labor agreement required by a public authority to do the following (Sec. 2):

    • Set forth mutually binding procedures for resolving disputes that can be implemented without delay; 

    • Include guarantees against a strike, lockout or other concerted action aimed at slowing or stopping the progress of the public works project;

    • Ensure a reliable source of skilled and experienced labor;

    • Include goals for the number of apprentices and for a percentage of work to be performed by minorities, women and veterans;

    • Provide for the invitation of all contractors to bid on the public works project without regard to whether the employees of any such contractor are members of a labor organization;

    • Permit the selection of the lowest responsible qualified bidder without regard to labor organization affiliation; and

    • Bind all contractors and subcontractors to the terms of the agreement.

  • Prohibits a project labor agreement required by a public authority pursuant to this section from requiring compulsory labor organization membership of employees working on the public works project (Sec. 2),

  • Specifies that a bidder for a public work’s project that does not agree to abide by the conditions of the project labor agreement or a requirement to negotiate a project labor agreement may not be regarded as a responsible qualified bidder for the project (Sec. 2).

 

Title: Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects

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