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National Agreements

National Pipeline Agreement
Parties: Laborers' International Union and the Pipeline Contractors Association.
Scope: Applies to all transportation mainline pipeline and underground cable work in the U.S. The agreement covers construction, installation, double jointing, rebeveling, treating, insulation, reconditioning, testing, taking-up, relaying, or relocation of cross-country pipelines or any segments thereof transporting coal, gas, oil, water, or other transportable materials, vapors or liquids, including portions of such pipelines within private property boundaries, up to the first metering station or connection.
Effective dates: July 21, 2014 - June 4, 2017

National Distribution Agreement 
Parties: Laborers' International Union and Distribution Contractors of America.
Scope: Applies to all distribution pipeline and utility construction, including other underground distribution facilities for public or private utilities (except sewer and water lines) in the U.S. The agreement covers the repair, maintenance, construction, installation, treating and reconditioning of distribution pipelines transporting coal, gas, oil or other similar materials, vapors or liquids (except sewer and water lines), as well as conduit, telephone lines and power lines. (Addendum B can be found on the LIUNA Private Site)
Effective dates: June 1, 2010 - May 31, 2015

National Service Contracts 
Parties: Laborers' International Union and signatory service contractors.
Scope: Applied on a site-by-site basis. The service contract industry covers a vast area of service functions performed by contractors for the federal government. It excludes construction, manufacturing or providing goods. The Service Contract Act provides for the determination of locally prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits. In 1972, LIUNA was successful in having the SCA amended to also provide for recognition of collectively bargained wage rates and fringe benefits as prevailing on a contract-by-contract basis.
Effective dates: Three to five years - with 90 percent of the contracts having an effective date of October 1, coinciding with the federal government's fiscal year.

National Construction Agreement (Brown Book) 
Parties: Laborers' International Union and individual employers.
Scope: All field construction, demolition, plant-type construction near or adjacent to job sites, and other construction work. Joint venture construction projects in which the employer is a sponsor or managing partner is covered. The employer agrees that local residents, hired pursuant to the hiring procedure, with the exception of the employer's key personnel, should perform all work under this agreement. Under this agreement, the employers hold pre-job conferences and must comply with local rates of pay, overtime, travel and subsistence pay, and all local fringe benefits.
Effective dates: One year - thereafter the agreement continues in full force and effect from year-to-year until terminated at the option of either party with 60 days prior notice.

National Construction Agreement (Building Trades)
Parties: Affiliates of Building Trades and individual employers.
Scope: The purpose of this agreement is to promote efficiency of construction operations and provide for peaceful settlement of labor disputes without strikes or lockouts thereby promoting the public interest in assuring the timely and economical completion of work. It is also the intent of the parties to set out standard working conditions for the efficient prosecution of construction work, to establish and maintain harmonious relations, and to secure optimum productivity. Effective dates: Applied on a project-by-project basis.

National Masonry Agreement
Parties: Laborers’ International Union and the Masonry Contractors Association of America, Inc.
Scope: That work which has been historically or traditionally or contractually assigned to members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America in the tending of Masons including unloading, mixing, handling, and conveying of all materials used by Masons by any mode or method; the unloading, erecting, dismantling, moving, and adjustment of scaffolds; the starting, stopping, fueling, oiling, cleaning, operating, and maintenance of all mixers, mortar pumps, and other devices under the direction of the Employer or his representative.
Effective Dates: Three years – thereafter the agreement continues in full force and effect from year-to-year until terminated at the option of either party with 60 days prior notice.

Environmental Partnering Project Agreement 

Parties: Laborers' International Union and individual employers.
Scope: It is the intent of the parties that the agreement be utilized as a stabilization agreement for environmental remediation projects. The purpose of this agreement is to promote efficiency of operations on the project. The union has established environmental remediation and hazardous waste training programs, which meet or exceed all the requirements of federal regulations. This agreement is primarily used for asbestos abatement, mold remediation and hazardous waste removal. The union's current policy is to deny requests for extension of the agreement in an area where there is an established local collective bargaining agreement for hazardous waste abatement.
Effective dates: Applied on a project-by-project basis.

The National Construction Alliance Project Agreement 
Parties: Laborers' International Union, International Union of Operating Engineers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Iron Workers, Operative Plasters and Cement Masons, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and individual employers.
Scope: Upon request of the employer and approval by the unions, the agreement is applied on heavy and highway projects.
Effective dates: Applied on a project-by-project basis.

General Presidents' Project Maintenance Agreement
Parties: Affiliates of Building and Construction Trades Department and Associated Maintenance Contractors.
Scope: On-going maintenance, repair, renovation and replacement work in plants, industrial facilities, utility installations and other facilities for an initial period of not less than one year. Maintenance shall be work performed for the repair, renovation, replacement and upkeep of property, machinery and equipment within the limits of the plant property. This agreement does not cover work performed by the contractor of a new construction nature. Contractors signed to the GPA are not required to become signatory to a local collective bargaining agreement. The owner may choose to perform or directly subcontract or purchase any part of the work. Effective dates: One year - thereafter the agreement continues in full force and effect from year-to-year until terminated at the option of either party with 60 days prior notice.

National Agreement of Drilled Shaft Contractors 
Parties: Laborers' International Union, International Union of Operating Engineers and individual employers.

Scope: All work performed by the employer or its successor or assigns in the drilled shaft industry, including, but not limited to: loading and unloading of drilling machines, drilling tools, casing and accessories; the assembly and disassembly of drilling machines, drilling tools and accessories; maintenance and repair of drilling machines, drilling tools and accessories; the spotting, aligning and plumbing of the drilling machines and drilling tools; the attaching and removing of drilling tools and accessories; the hooking and unhooking of service lines or other hoisting facilities; the handling, installing and removing of temporary or permanent casing or liners including bolting, welding or burning, installing and maintaining of cutting teeth or cutting edges, cleaning and other preparational activities; and the general cleanup and housekeeping of the worksite, drilling machines, drilling tools and accessories.
Effective dates: One year - thereafter the agreement continues in full force and effect from year-to-year until terminated at the option of either party with 60 days prior notice.

National Stack-Chimney Agreement 
Parties: Laborers' International Union, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Iron Workers and individual employers.
Scope: Within the boundaries of the United States, covering construction by jump or slip method of hollow concrete columns, such as chimneys. The agreement includes construction of chimneys and chimney liners of any materials normally installed by the signatory crafts, and the repair and demolition of any of the aforementioned structures. In addition to supervision, the employer is permitted to provide up to one-third of the workforce from outside local jurisdiction.
Effective dates: The agreement continues in effect until terminated by 90 days written notice from either party to the other. Changes may be made at any time by mutual consent. The agreement is extended on a project-by-project basis.
Maintenance Addendum: Covers all work performed on existing structures such as chimneys, stacks, liners, coatings, scrubbers, precipitators and their appurtenances, including ductwork and interconnecting related structures. Also included are other hollow concrete columns, such as lowering wells and prill towers and appurtenances pertaining to each.
Pre-Cast to the Agreement: This addendum covers all work performed on pre-cast erection or modification of chimneys, stacks and liners, including ductwork and interconnecting related structures.

National Specialty Agreement 
Parties: Laborers' International Union and individual employers.
Scope: Covers specialty work defined by the employer and agreed to by the union.
Effective dates: Varies by signatory employers.

National Concrete Coring, Drilling and Sawing Agreement 
Parties: Laborers' International Union and individual employers.
Scope: All concrete coring, drilling and sawing for any purpose. The employer and the union desire to stabilize employment in the concrete coring, drilling and sawing industry and therefore agree on wage rates, hours and conditions of employment.
Effective dates: Applied on project-by-project basis.

National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC)
Parties: Laborers' International Union and individual employers (which consists of a joint labor-managment committee).
Scope: Maintenance, repair, replacement and renovation work that is primarily within the recognized and traditional jurisdiction of the union. The NMA is intended for work of less than a year's duration. The NMA is used in facilities such as petro-chemical, utility, steel and automotive plants. The NMA program is administered and guided by the NMA Policy Committee, a joint committee of labor and management. Extensions are on a location-by-location basis. Revisions to the agreement can only be made by a majority vote of the NMAPC.
Effective dates: The agreement continues until terminated by 90 days written notice by either party.

National Agreement for Production Service, Custodial and Ground Maintenance Employees 
Parties: Laborers' International Union and individual employers.
Scope: All building and grounds custodial services, material handling and production service employees employed by the contractor, under his own or any other corporate name of the contractor. Excluded from coverage is all new construction work performed by the contractor under any other national agreements. The contractor has complete freedom of selection in hiring and shall determine the qualifications of the men employed.
Effective dates: One year - thereafter the agreement continues in full force and effect from year-to-year until terminated at the option of either party with 60 days prior notice.

Wind Turbine Agreement
Parties: LIUNA, individual employer, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Union of Operating Engineers, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Scope: All employees engaged in the assembly and erection of wind turbines, including foundations towers and site work at designated projects. 
Effective Date: July 7, 2005