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April 22, 2004

Monorail officials agree to use PLA

  • The PLA will be the first to participate in Helmets to Hardhats, helping veterans move into construction jobs.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    On Wednesday, monorail officials said using a project labor agreement to build the monorail will ensure fair pay and bring $180 million in wages into the region's economy.

    The agreement requires contractors and subcontractors to pay prevailing wages and benefits, with cost-of-living increases. The agreement will cover bricklayers, carpenters, plasterers, truck drivers, cement masons, sheet metal workers, electricians, elevator constructors, iron workers, roofers and operating engineers, to name a few.

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