Union members, CT mayors advocate for school building project labor agreement: what is it?

The Project Labor Agreement itself emphasizes local employment opportunities with the Norwich-New London Building Trades Council holding career fairs for five years, with a hiring goal of 25% from Norwich and 30% from the New London Council. The council will also assist with local workforce initiatives. Non-union workers can also work on the school project but must be compensated similarly to union employees. Workers from multiple local unions and their supporters filled City Council Chambers on Monday night, clearly distinguished with a simple “Yes” sticker on their shirts. Multiple union members shared why they support a Project Labor Agreement. Former Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (D) also attended the council meeting to support project labor agreements, calling his $500 million in total project labor agreements the best decision during his time in office, he said.


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