The Dayton Building and Construction Trades Council negotiates Project Labor Agreements on behalf of and in partnership with our members. PLAs play an important role in ensuring work for building trades members on municipal construction projects in the Greater Dayton and Miami Valley Region. Contractors, union officials, project owners, public officials, and taxpayers attest to the success of PLAs.

  • A PLA is a comprehensive pre-hire collective bargaining agreement whereby the basic terms and conditions for labor are established in advance for everyone involved in the project.
  • PLAs are accepted and requested by informed construction owners because they save money and guarantee quality assurance and craftwork every step of the way.
  • Surprises are eliminated because under a PLA contractors make exact bids.
  • A typical PLA includes no-strike and no-lockout agreements.