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Apprentice, shall mean those apprentices registered and participating in Joint Labor/Management Apprenticeship Programs approved by the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS), or in the case of Projects with federal funding, approved by the US Department of Labor (DOL) and California DAS.
Board means the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors.
Business day, means any day LACMTA is open for business, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Community Area Resident means a Local Resident whose primary place of residence is within an Economically Disadvantaged or Extremely Economically Disadvantaged area and is within a five-mile radius of the covered project in question.
Construction Contract means a contract to perform construction work on a LACMTA Project.
Contractor/Subcontractor/Employer (C/S/E) means any individual firm, partnership or corporation, or combination thereof, including joint ventures, which is an independent business enterprise and which has entered into a contract with the LACMTA or any of its contractors or subcontractors or owner/operators of any tier, with respect to the construction of any part of the Project(s) under contract terms and conditions approved by the LACMTA and which incorporate this Agreement.
Core Worker means an employee whose name appeared on the C/S/E active payroll for 60 of the 100 days immediately before the award of the Project Work to the C/S/E and meets all standards required by applicable local, state or federal law or regulation.
Craft Request Form means a document provided by the LACMTA through which Contractors shall request workers from Unions.
Criminal justice system involvement occurs when a person has direct involvement through having an arrest record, or indirect involvement through affiliation or residency in an area with high levels of gang activity, as identified/verified by a law enforcement agency.
Disadvantaged Worker means an individual who, prior to commencing work on the project, meets the income requirements of a Targeted Worker and faces at least two of the following barriers to employment: (1) being homeless; (2) being a custodial single parent; (3) receiving public assistance; (4) lacking a GED or high school diploma; (5) having a criminal record or other involvement with the criminal justice system; (6) suffering from chronic unemployment; (7) emancipated from the foster care system; (8) being a veteran of the Iraq/Afghanistan war; or (9) being an apprentice with less than 15% of the required graduating apprenticeship hours in a program.
Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) verifies the apprentice registration and status and enforces requirements of Labor Code Section 1777.5 mandating employment of apprentices on all public works projects.
Economically Disadvantaged Area means a zip code that includes a census tract or portion thereof in which the median annual household income is less than $40,000 per year, as measured and reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 2010 U.S. Census and as updated upon the U.S. Census Bureau issuing updated Median Annual Household Income data by census tract in the American Community Survey.
Employment Hiring Plan (EHP) is the plan presented by the Contractor and approved by the Chief Executive Officer, or his designee, as described in Section 4.0 of this Policy.
Extremely Economically Disadvantaged Area means a zip code that includes a census tract or portion thereof in which the median annual household income is less than $32,000 per year, as measured and reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 2010 U.S. Census and as updated upon the U.S. Census Bureau issuing updated Median Annual Household Income data by census tract in the American Community Survey.
Jobs Coordinator means an independent, third-party individual, entity or employee with whom the Prime Contractor or LACMTA enters into a contract or employs to facilitate implementation of the Targeted Hiring Requirements of this Agreement and the Policy. The Jobs Coordinator must be able to demonstrate or document to the LACMTA the requisite qualifications and/or experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Construction Careers Policy.
LACMTA means Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, also known as MTA or Metro.
Letter of Assent means the document which formally binds each C/S/E to adherence to all the forms, requirements and conditions of the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and the Construction Careers Policy (CCP) that each C/S/E (of any tier) must sign and submit to the LACMTA’s designated office prior to beginning any work covered by the PLA and CCP, and a copy of which will be provided by the designated LACMTA office to the Council.
Local Resident means an individual whose primary place of residence is within an Economically Disadvantaged or Extremely Economically Disadvantaged area in Los Angeles County.
Local Targeted Worker means a Local Resident, Community Area Resident or a Disadvantaged Worker whose primary place of residence is within Los Angeles County.
National Targeted Worker means an individual whose primary place of residence is within an Economically Disadvantaged Area or an Extremely Economically Disadvantaged Area in the United States, or a Disadvantaged Worker.
Policy means the Construction Careers Policy (CCP). The Policy shall govern covered construction projects as defined.
Prime Contract means a contract entered into by a Contractor and the LACMTA for construction of the Project Work.
Prime Contractor means a Contractor that has entered into a Prime Contract with the LACMTA.
Project or Covered Project means the capital improvement construction projects, including, but not limited to, Measure R Transit Projects and Highway Projects, with a life-of-project budget greater than $2.5 million and awarded by the LACMTA.
Project Labor Agreement (PLA) means an agreement entered into between the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council, Unions and the LACMTA.
Project Work means construction work performed in the construction of a project.
Reporting Period means the indicated reporting period for measuring the targeted hiring efforts of the C/S/Es’. These reporting periods shall be defined by the LACMTA and will continue until construction of the project has been completed.
Targeted worker means an individual whose primary place of residence is (1) within an extremely economically disadvantaged area, which is a zip code that includes a census tract, or portion thereof, in which the median annual household income is less than $32,000 per year; or, (2) within an economically disadvantaged area, which is a zip code that includes a census tract, or portion thereof, in which the median annual household income is less than $40,000 per year.
Unemployment means, in accordance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics definition, a situation in which a person does not have a job, has actively looked for work in the prior four weeks, and is currently available for work. Chronic unemployment means unemployment lasting 27 weeks or longer.
Union or Unions or Signatory Unions means the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council (Council) affiliated with the Building & Construction Trades Department (AFL/CIO), Craft International Unions and any other labor organization signatory to this
For more information, please contact:
PLA & CCP Hotline: 213.922.7279
Toll Free Number: 888.887.3674
Director, Economic Development Initiatives & Workforce Compliance
Manager, PLA/CCP, Small Business Outreach
Miriam Scott Long
Manager, Community Outreach & Information (CCP)
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