Section: Classification and arrangement; effect on construction
5. Each project labor agreement executed pursuant to the provisions of this act shall:
a. Advance the interests of the public entity, including the interests in cost, efficiency, quality, timeliness, skilled labor force, and safety;
b. Contain guarantees against strikes, lock-outs, or other similar actions;
c. Set forth effective, immediate, and mutually binding procedures for resolving jurisdictional and labor disputes arising before the completion of the work;
d. Be made binding on all contractors and subcontractors on the public works project through the inclusion of appropriate bid specifications in all relevant bid documents;
e. Require that each contractor and subcontractor working on the public works project have an apprenticeship program;
f. Fully conform to all statutes, regulations,executive orders and applicable local ordinances regarding the implementation of set-aside goals for women and minority owned businesses, the obligation to comply with which shall be expressly provided in the project labor agreement;
g. Include a publicly available plan regarding the shares of employment and apprenticeship positions in the public works project for minority group members and women which is in full conformance with the requirements of all applicable statutes, regulations, executive orders and local ordinances and is mutually agreed upon by the participating labor organizations and the public entity which will own the facilities which are built, altered or repaired under the public works project, provided that any shares mutually agreed upon pursuant to this subsection shall equal or exceed the requirements of other statutes, regulations, executive orders or local ordinances;
h. Require the contract for the public works project to provide whatever resources may be needed to prepare for apprenticeship a number of women and minority members sufficient to enable compliance with the plan agreed upon pursuant to subsection g. of this section and provide that the use of those resources be administered jointly by the participating labor organizations and the public entity or community-based organizations selected by the public entity; and
i. Require the public body to monitor, or arrange to have a State agency monitor, the amount and share of work done on the project by minority group members and women and the progression of minority group members and women into apprentice and journey worker positions and require the public body to make public, or have the State agency make public, all records of monitoring conducted pursuant to this subsection.
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