Building Trades Sign Potawatomi PLA

Milwaukee – The Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO (MBCTC) has entered into a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the Forest County Potawatomi and Gilbane Building Company for the construction of the Potawatomi Hotel Tower Addition.

The PLA was signed by MBCTC President Dan Bukiewicz in conjunction with affiliates of the Building Trades Council.

“I am very proud and excited to work with our partner Gilbane and the Forest County Potawatomi in bringing continued development to the Menomonee Valley as well as redefining Milwaukee’s skyline” stated Bukiewicz.

“This partnership between local labor unions, the Forest County Potawatomi and Gilbane is focused on not only building Milwaukee’s latest landmark, but also creates employment opportunities for members of the community to benefit from its construction. From the outset, both the unions and the contractors understood the mutual benefits of the Project Labor Agreement. Not only will this joint partnership provide the highest quality, most productive and safest workforce within the City of Milwaukee, but it will help us meet our goal for City resident and minority participation. This agreement ensures and provides much-needed training and career opportunities for many people in the community”, he added.

The Building Trades has an unparalleled record when it comes to meeting RPP requirements and providing employment opportunities for community members who wish to obtain long-term, family sustaining careers in the areas where they live and work. Said Bukiewicz, “The Building Trades doesn’t just build landmarks, we build communities.”

The project will have a December 2017 start date. The anticipated date of completion is slated for summer 2019.

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