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File #: ID19-1934    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/19/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/27/2019 Final action: 6/27/2019
Title: Approve the Fresno Yosemite International Airport Expansion Project Labor Agreement
Sponsors: Paul Caprioglio, Esmeralda Z. Soria, Luis Chavez, Airports Department
Attachments: 1. Targeted Hiring Policy, 2. PLA, 3. Late Submission - Letter From AGC California.pdf, 4. Late Submission - Letter from ABC, Inc..pdf

June 27, 2019

FROM: KEVIN R. MEIKLE, Director of Aviation
Airports Department

Approve the Fresno Yosemite International Airport Expansion Project Labor Agreement


Staff recommends City Council approve the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) Expansion Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the construction of a parking garage and a Terminal expansion (Projects).


The successful execution of the Projects is based on delivering them on time and within budget, which are critical due to the financial capability of the airport. The PLA is a component of this effort given the importance of avoiding construction delays and increased costs. Entering into the PLA between the City and the Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings Building and Construction Trades Council with regard to the Projects will advance the City's goals by providing for peaceful settlement of labor disputes and grievances without strikes or lockouts, controlling costs, increasing efficiency, providing safe working conditions, and maintaining the highest quality of construction work.


On February 28, 2109, Council passed a Resolution that directed Staff and the City Attorney to prepare and negotiate a PLA for the Projects. In addition to the PLA, a Targeted Hiring Policy was also developed, which focuses on targeting employment and training opportunities to disadvantaged neighborhoods and workers in the local community developing the local workforce. The PLA also contains specified steps by which applicable trade unions will facilitate contractor compliance with the Targeted Hiring Policy.

The inclusive and open engagement process, led by the City Council PLA Committee (chaired by District 4, Council President Caprioglio), included numerous stakeholder meetings that engaged representatives from various Labor groups, State Center Community College District, Fresno County Economic Development Corporati...

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