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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass’ Statement on Passing of the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for LA Metro Construction Projects

January 26, 2012
Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following state on the passing of the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for LA Metro Construction Projects:

“Today’s vote to approve the Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers Policy represents a huge step toward providing relief to many of the communities which are currently experiencing historic hardships including unemployment, underemployment and general economic distress. With more than $700 million in transit and highway construction projects planned in Los Angeles over the next 30 years, investing 40 percent of the jobs in disadvantaged communities is a tremendous step in the right direction and I applaud Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors and the Los Angeles/Orange County Building Trades Council for working diligently to craft this significant policy and agreement. I look forward to continuing to support efforts to bring jobs and economic opportunities to the people and neighborhoods that need them the most.”