HUMBOLDT BAYLabor deal in works for port development
- Aug 18, 2022 1:42 pm GMT
On Monday, the harbor district’s
“We really look forward to having that partnership,” Hunerlach said. “ … With that partnership comes commitment.”
Oetker said the district would have been moving forward with a project labor agreement even if the president had not issued the executive order because they benefit the community as a whole.
“We’re more likely to get the federal money if we … do a project labor agreement,” Oetker said. “We’re also more likely to get the labor that we need in order to build the new terminal and have more people hired locally if we have a project labor agreement.”
This project labor agreement is specifically for the port developments, Oetker said. Other agreements will have to be forged at different aspects of the project. If manufacturing comes online, that would need its own agreement, as would the operation of the terminal and the maintenance of the wind farm.
“We should really think about the project labor agreement not as being a one-size-fit-all,” Oetker said. “But really the first of several project labor agreements that are likely to take place over the course of the project.”
This fall, the
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