Honoring CT Community Labor Agreements and Standards

A labor agreement on a project ( also known as a "PLA") is a "pre-hire agreement" between a building owner or a municipality and a building trades council specifying wages, work conditions, and hiring goals for works.

Specifically, the agreement specifies wages, work conditions, and hiring goals for construction projects. Having a PLA for your project adds many advantages including providing consistency for your budget, skilled workforce needs, and meeting timelines. PLAs are commonly used for school construction, new developments, and partnerships with public entities.

In Connecticut, you don’t have to look far to see PLA projects that were built on-budget and on-time using local workers. Here are a few: UConn’s Rentschler Field Stadium, the UConn University School of Business, as well as the New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, and Bridgeport school systems. Work has also just started on the new Jackson Laboratory facility and UConn Dempsey Hospital.


Here are six excellent reasons why you should pick a PLA for your project. Please click the links below to discover each of the community advantages associated with these benefits of these types of construction agreements.

1. Hiring Local Workers

2. On-Budget Results

3. Finishing On-Time

4. Using Skilled Labor Equals Top Quality Workmanship

5. Everyone Can Bid

6. Minority and Veteran Employment

Of course, Sheet Metal Workers Local 40 is proud of our fine craftsmen and women and the tradition of excellence that our affiliated companies and members bring to Connecticut's projects. Please click on the attachment to read an endorsement of our finished work from the City Manager of Killingly Schools for a renovation that took place under a PLA!