Project Labor Agreement/ Construction Careers Policy

A key component of the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and the Construction Careers Policy (CCP). Both policies establish hiring strategies focused on areas of high unemployment, and on individuals with barriers to employment.


BRT Creates Jobs For The Community

(BRT Workforce Data as of 6/30/2017)

CONSTRUCTION PHASE 50% LOCAL HIRE GOAL 20% APPRENTICE GOAL 25% DRW GOAL NEW APPRENTICES SPONSORED
Utility Relocation-complete N/A 10% 28.7% 1
Fruitvale Bypass – complete N/A 15.8% 32.6% 2
Infrastructure &
Station Platforms
29.15% 12.59% 14.35% 3

 

Download the Construction Careers Flyer:

ENGLISH-Construction Careers Awareness Flyer

SPANISH-Construction Careers Awareness Flyer-Spanish

VIETNAMESE-Construction Careers Awareness Flyer-Vietnamese

CHINESE-Construction Careers Awareness Flyer-Chinese

Local Hire: Goal of 50% of all hours worked on the project are to be performed by Oakland and San Leandro residents

Apprentice Utilization: 20% of all hours worked on the project are to be performed by apprentices.

Disadvantaged Workers: Goal of 25% of all apprentice hours are to be performed by individuals with barriers to employment.

There are two advisory committees that oversee and provide feedback to AC Transit on the contractor’s efforts to meet the targeted hiring goals:

  • Project Labor Agreement Advisory Committee
  • Construction Careers Advisory Committee

 

 

Each committee is made up of community representatives as identified below:

PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Building Trades Representatives

  • Andreas Cluver, Building Trades Council of Alameda
  • Rob Stocker, Sheet Metal Workers
  • Bob Tieman, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

AC Transit

  • Phillip McCants, Contracts Compliance
  • Mitra Moheb, Senior Project Manager

CONSTRUCTION CAREERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • San Leandro Resident – Carl Jones, Northern California Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Oakland Resident – Jahmese Myres, Revive Oakland
  • Building Trades Representative: Eddie Alvarez, Building Trades Council of Alameda
  • AC Transit Representative: Phillip McCants, Contracts Compliance
  • Contractor Representative: Lisa Larratt, O.C. Jones