Webinar: Understanding PLA Terms and Conditions to Protect Your Interests

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Whether you oppose or favor them, project labor agreements (PLAs) are a reality. With the new federal mandate now in effect, along with certain state and local orders requiring or encouraging PLAs, contractors need to understand the intricacies of PLA terms and conditions now more than ever. Join our expert panel in this timely webinar as we delve into key components of PLAs, so you will be better equipped to approach PLA negotiations or to assess a PLA handed to you.

The webinar is designed provide valuable insights to all construction contractors, whether union or open-shop and whether performing public-sector or private-sector work.


Robert Brooks
Verrill Law LLP

Rob provides advice and representation to management on all aspects of the employment relationship. He works with clients engaged in construction, health care, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and other industries throughout the country. Rob has successfully handled matters related to union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, and arbitration. He has a particular focus on negotiating project labor agreements for large-scale construction projects. Rob has also advised public and private entities concerning the lawful use of project labor agreements in the context of a state's competitive bidding laws.

Brian P. Shire

Brian has a career-long focus on representing employers in all aspects of employment law and traditional labor relations. He has extensive experience representing private companies and public sector employers in collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, including discipline/discharge cases as well as complex contract interpretation matters, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, including unfair labor practice charges and representation proceedings at the Regional Office level, the Board level in Washington D.C., and in federal court. Brian has successfully counseled employers in a broad range of labor law issues, including multiemployer bargaining, picketing and secondary boycott campaigns, jurisdictional disputes, strike preparation and related injunction proceedings, plant closings and relocations, advising and assisting in labor-related due diligence in business mergers, and maintaining positive labor-management relations.

Richard F. Vitarelli
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Richard F. Vitarelli is a principal with the firm and co-leads the firm’s nationwide Labor Relations Practice and Transactional Services (M&A) groups. He has almost three decades of experience representing employers in strategic labor relations and collective bargaining matters, including in the context of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and bankruptcy. He serves as strategic labor and employment counsel for employers and multi-employer associations in various industries, including construction infrastructure, new energy (offshore wind and solar), manufacturing, health care and senior living, airline, logistics, transit, higher education and state and local government.

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