For Immediate Release: 9/26/2013 11:00 AM

Contact: Angela Rouson 301-952-7484

Briefing to Address the Impact of PLAs on County Construction Projects
Prince George’s County Council Member Karen R. Toles (D) – District 7, will host a Project Labor Agreement Briefing on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, 4725 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland.
The use of PLAs provide structure and stability to large construction projects as well as ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing workplace safety and health, equal employment opportunity and labor and employment standards.  Under CB-16-2011, proposed by Council Member Toles and enacted by the County Council in November of 2011, the County established a goal of two PLA projects beginning FY 2013 and in each Fiscal Year thereafter.  
“It is important for the business community to receive regular updates and information concerning the implementation of Project Labor Agreements on County construction projects,” said Council Member Toles.  “The briefing is an opportunity to address any issues or concerns related to PLAs and discuss the impact of this legislation on local business owners.  We look forward to an informative evening.”
This event is free and open to the public.  Persons interested in attending should contact Prince George’s County Compliance Manager Mirinda Jackson at 301.952.4919 or via e-mail
WHAT:                   District 7 Project Labor Agreement Briefing
WHO:                     Council Member Karen Toles (D) - District 7
Prince George’s County Compliance Manager, Mirinda Jackson
WHEN:                  Thursday, September 26, 2013
                                5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:                Sheet Metal Workers, International Association
                                4725 Silver Hill Road
                                Suitland, Maryland 20746
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