January 28, 2014
SANTA ROSA — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 in favor of adopting a project labor agreement policy for public construction projects larger than $10 million, a matter contentiously debate between organized labor and local nonunion contractors for a year and a half.
Not in the final policy was an “alternate bid” provision, which would call for bidding based on a PLA being in place and not. Opponents had advocated for the provision, if any countywide PLA policy were adopted.
Not in the final policy was “alternate bid,” which would call for bidding based on a PLA and without one.
January 14, 2014
SANTA ROSA — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appeared to back a proposed policy for project labor agreements on public construction of more than $10 million, although the matter will come back for a final vote in two weeks.
January 13, 2014
SONOMA COUNTY — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is expected to vote on whether to adopt project labor agreements for significant county construction projects — larger than $10 million for some and over $25 million for others — bringing back a contentious debate from late 2012 between organized labor and business interests and nonunion contractors.
Previous discussions proposed a threshold for all PLAs at $25 million, which has been the guideline for federal projects since 2009.
June 26, 2013
VALLEJO –The National Labor Relations Board has set a trial date of September 9th for a dispute between Sutter Solano Medical Center and the California Nurses Association, which stems from the union’s claim that the hospital retaliated against registered nurses for participating in a walkout.
January 14, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — In roughly a year’s time, Sonoma County will be home to the Bay Area’s largest casino, a prospect that has some people and businesses anticipating a significant economic boon to the region while others still vow to block a project in the making since 2003.
January 8, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — The massive $800 million Graton Resort and Casino today reached a key phase in construction, as hundreds of workers and officials involved in the project celebrated a “topping out” ceremony.
September 17, 2012
A battle is brewing between big business and labor in Sonoma County over the prospect of the Board of Supervisors possibly adopting a project labor agreement for construction projects of over $25 million.