On August 13, 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, as part of a Community Hiring economic justice plan, that the City and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) negotiated new terms for two new Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). The Citywide Renovation PLA covers renovation construction work on City-owned buildings and the New Construction PLA will cover selected future new construction projects. The PLAs will create consistent work rules across construction projects, reduce administrative burden on construction agencies, and connect working people in neighborhoods across the city to union apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. The PLAs will also increase opportunities and adds flexibility for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), allowing their workforce to gain valuable experience on city projects and build their companies, while continuing to source from within communities. The Community Hiring economic justice plan would provide an estimated 1,300 construction jobs for every $1 billion in construction for low-income communities leading to an estimated $1 billion in wages and benefits for target communities during the first full year of the program.
The City has multiple PLAs:
• The 2020 New Construction PLA covers select new construction projects let by City agencies
o 2020 New Construction PLA Notice to Bidders and FAQ
• The 2020 Citywide Renovation PLA covers certain renovation construction work on City-owned buildings and structures let by the following City agencies: Department of Design & Construction (DDC); Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS); Department of Sanitation (DSNY); Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR); Administration for Children’s Services (ACS); Department for the Aging (DFTA); Department of Homeless Services (DHS); Department of Correction (DOC); Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH); Human Resources Administration (HRA); Fire Department (FDNY); Police Department (NYPD); Department of Buildings (DOB); and Department of Transportation (DOT)
o 2020 Citywide Renovation PLA Notice to Bidders and FAQ
• The 2015 DEP Renovation PLA covers certain renovation construction work at DEP facilities let by DEP.
o 2015 DEP Renovation PLA Notice to Bidders and FAQ
Please note that the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), and New York City Health + Hospitals Corporation (H+H) each have their own distinct PLAs.