UMass Boston to Host Forum on Project Labor Agreement

Office of Communications | May 12, 2011
UMass Boston to Host Forum on Project Labor Agreement

The University of Massachusetts Boston will host a community forum next week to discuss the implementation of the project labor agreement (PLA) for the construction of new campus facilities.

The forum, on Wednesday, May 18, from 6-8 p.m., will be conducted by the Access and Opportunity Committee, a panel comprised of senior union, state and local officials, and residents, including representatives from the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM), the Executive Office of Administration and Finance, and the UMass Building Authority.

Last year DCAM and the UMass Building Authority, which are overseeing the construction of new facilities on the UMass Boston campus, signed a PLA that requires all such work be performed by union laborers. The Access and Opportunity Committee was formed pursuant to the PLA. Its role is to monitor progress and compliance on the construction projects and to function as a direct link to the community. The purpose of the May 18 forum will be to discuss details of the agreement, how it will be carried out, and answer questions from the public.

The meeting will be held at UMass Boston in the Ryan Lounge, third floor, McCormack Hall. For more information about the meeting, email or call 617 287-5300.

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