Big Win for Workers - MTS PLA

October 14, 2021

BIG WIN FOR WORKERS - Today, the Metropolitan Transit System Board voted to enter into PLA negotiations on an agreement with the San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council with local hire and community outreach! This means more jobs for IBEW members!

Thank you to everyone that called into the meeting to voice their support for good construction careers - including IBEW 569 members Cristina Marquez, Hector Meza, Jennifer Wilson, BM Jeremy Abrams, Lynn Minor, Oscar Uribe, Gretchen Newsom, Nephi Hancock, Ed Wallace, Jason Candelario, and Victor Morris!

The PLA will facilitate local hire, apprenticeship opportunities, and allow us to take meaningful steps to address the equity gaps inside the construction industry.

Many thanks to Chair Nathan Fletcher, and board members Sean Elo-Rivera, Monica Montgomery Steppe, Vivian Moreno, Paloma Aguirre, Mary Salas, Jill Galvez, Stephen Whitburn, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, George Gastil, and Mark Arapostathis for their votes of support!

We look forward to partnering with MTS to strengthen our public transit systems as well as our communities! #YesPLA #LocalHire #apprenticeship #UnionStrong #WeBuildTheMiddleClass #1u