Brothers and Sisters,
Our union is thrilled to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the Suffolk Downs development! This project is the largest private-sector Project Labor Agreement (PLA) ever signed in our region and will create good, family-sustaining jobs for union members for years to come.
Thanks to this historic PLA, the Suffolk Downs project will be completely union-built and create 14,000 jobs across every sector of the building trades. In addition, this agreement sets strong standards for workers’ rights, training, safety, and wages and benefits and includes $1 million in new funding to support the Building Pathways pre-apprenticeship program.
We look forward to starting work on this exciting new project as we continue to advocate for responsible development throughout our jurisdiction.
Business Manager/Financial Secretary