Agreements

General President’s Project Maintenance Agreement

Through a committee appointed by the 14 General Presidents, the Department works with unionized contractors to win construction maintenance jobs across the country. These contract maintenance agreements currently cover 301 projects in 34 states, involving 118 contractor signatories.

To submit and maintain applications for General Presidents’ Maintenance Agreements, please click below.

National Construction Agreement (NCA)

The National Construction Agreement is designed to promote efficiency of all construction operations; provide for a peaceful settlement of craft labor disputes without strikes or lockouts; and promote the timely and economical completion of the project. The agreement provides standard working conditions; establishes a vehicle for maintaining harmonious labor relations on the project; and secures optimum productivity and by eliminating various factors that contribute to construction delays.

National Construction Agreement Request Form

National Construction Agreement

NCA Interpretations

NCA Low Union Density Addendum (12/2008)

 

Project Labor Agreements (PLA)

A project labor agreement (PLA) is a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement establishing the terms and conditions of employment on one or more construction projects. PLAs were first used on the big public works projects of the 1930s, like the Hoover Dam.  Since then, scores of large and complex projects, both public and private, have been built across the United States successfully using the PLA model, such as Kitsap Naval Base, Cove Point – LNG Export Terminal, LAX Airport, the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement, and every single one of Toyota Motor Corporation’s North American production facilities.

Project Labor Request Form

The Standard Project Labor Agreement

The Department Guidelines for Negotiating a Project Labor Agreement

 

Disney World Construction and Maintenance Agreements

Through its Walt Disney World office in Florida, North America’s Building Trades Unions work with the Disney Corporation to negotiate collective bargaining agreements that enable the expansion of apprenticeship program opportunities, while also ensuring that new construction projects, as well as on-going maintenance work at Walt Disney World are conducted in a safe and efficient manner, with family-sustaining wages and benefits.

Disney World Construction and Maintenance Agreement

Disney Craft Maintenance Agreement

 

Nuclear Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (NMAP)

The Nuclear Mechanic Apprenticeship Process (NMAP) is an economical approach for providing reasonable assurance that craft labor union personnel on nuclear power construction projects have the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary: (1) To perform a range of basic trade specific tasks without the need for additional training or testing, and (2) to enter and successfully complete a utilities task-specific training process, if required. The NMAP is a method to provide documentation that the entry level knowledge and skills training requirements have been met by contracted craft labor union personnel on an individual basis.

The method utilizes the well-structured and effective craft labor union apprenticeship programs, which were developed at the national level union training organizations, and are provided to the local training centers for implementation. The NMAP, developed by a tripartite committee formed from representatives of the international labor unions, national maintenance contractors and utility representatives, takes into consideration the knowledge gained through the union apprenticeship programs and the experience of the contracted union labor force, and provides evidence of fundamental knowledge and skills capabilities.

The NMAP Study Report documents the review process that was completed.
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The NMAP Implementation Handbook provides details on the overall process and guidance on implementing the program.
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Generic NMAP Annual Cycle
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Tennessee Valley Authority

The Department, through the Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council, has maintained contractual relations with the TVA for nearly 60 years. During this period, TVA construction and maintenance needs have created thousands of jobs for building trades craft workers and has kept its utility rates low to benefit all residents of the valley.

TVA Construction Agreement

TVA Maintenance and Modification Agreement 

TVA Labor Relation Supplements