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July 12, 2011
Correction: At the Atlantic Yards site (and others), a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) would have averted a strike
Atlantic Yards Report
I wrote July 1 that a last-minute pact averted a citywide strike of construction workers, citing news reports that indicated a strike could have stopped work at the Atlantic Yards site.
Not so. The arena construction, and the rest of the work, is governed by a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), which, as Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) reminded members, includes a no strike/no-lock out clause.
Here's a list of such projects.
As one commenter on the Local157 blog pointed out, informational picketing would be permitted.
Posted by eric at July 12, 2011 9:46 AM