Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–356.06. Use of project labor agreements for construction projects.

(a) The Mayor shall require, as part of a solicitation for a construction contract pursuant to this subchapter, that every contractor and subcontractor that will engage in the construction project agree to negotiate or become a party to a project labor agreement, for that project, with one or more labor organizations if:

(1) Use of a project labor agreement will advance the District's interest in producing labor-management stability, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing safety and health, equal employment opportunity, labor and employment standards, and other matters;

(2) The project will require multiple construction contractors or subcontractors employing workers in multiple crafts or trades; and

(3) The total construction costs, not including planning or ongoing operations and maintenance, of the contract to the District is anticipated to be $75 million or more.

(b) A project labor agreement agreed to pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall:

(1) Bind all contractors and subcontractors engaged in construction on the construction project to comply with the project labor agreement;

(2) Contain guarantees against strikes, lockouts, and similar job disruptions;

(3) Set forth effective, prompt, and mutually binding procedures for resolving labor disputes arising during the term of the project labor agreement;

(4) Provide other mechanisms for labor-management cooperation on matters of mutual interest and concern, including productivity, quality of work, safety, and health; and

(5) Include any additional requirements that the CPO considers necessary to promote the District's interest.

(c) The Mayor may waive the requirements of this section by issuing a determination and findings, posted on the Internet for at least 10 calendar days before advertising the solicitation, that:

(1) A project does not meet the criteria set forth in subsection (a) of this section; or

(2) A project labor agreement would be contrary to the interests of the District.

(d) This section shall not apply to a capital project that includes multiple public betterments or improvements pursuant to § 47-339.01(a)(2)(A); provided, that it shall apply to any public betterment or improvement that independently meets the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.