Labor Compliance

California Labor Code section 1770 et seq. require contractors on public works projects to pay their workers the proper prevailing wage rates.

These rates are established and issued by the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research. Pursuant to Labor Code 1726, the District will take cognizance of potential prevailing wage violations when executing construction projects by actively monitoring contractors for the payment of prevailing wage rates and adherence to all Labor Compliance requirements.

As part of our monitoring efforts the District will:

  • Require weekly submission of certified payroll reports for projects awarded after October 2014 through LCP Tracker;
  • Conduct site observations and field interviews of workers on the project to ensure workers are reported and paid the proper wage;
  • Routinely request random payroll confirmations such as copies of check stubs, time cards, worker cancelled checks, proof of fringes, etc.

The District's active monitoring of prevailing wage requirements will:

  • Allow for real time monitoring of prevailing wage requirements and coordination with contractors to correct potential violations before they disrupt the project;
  • Ensure that there is a level playing field for all contractors bidding with the proper prevailing wage rates in mind;
  • Deter end of project worker complaints and other prevailing wage issues that may hold up project completion or closeout.

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Project Labor Agreement

The Los Angeles Community College District entered into the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the local building and construction unions in 2001 and amended on July 8, 2015 (APLA). The PLA is intended to ensure labor harmony on project jobsites and provide a uniform labor relations framework for both labor and management during the construction program. Among the goals and objectives of the PLA are to:

  • Prevent work stoppages or slowdowns due to labor disputes
  • Establish a Community Economic Development Program to ensure a sufficient supply of qualified District residents and graduates are hired for project work, including assisting residents and graduates commence in union apprenticeship programs
  • Implement an efficient dispute resolution process and grievance procedure to resolve labor disputes when matters arise
  • Encourage contracting with small businesses that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles


  • All parties agree to cooperate fully in the District’s Community Economic Development Program - Article III, Section 3(c)(iii)
  • 35 percent of all skilled trade positions employed on project work shall be workers residing within the zip codes specified for a particular campus (or for the District as a whole when residents of the campus-specific zip codes are not available) – Established in Article III, Section (c)(i) and (c)(ii)
  • 10 percent of such local resident hires shall include disadvantaged workers and/or veterans qualified for project work and referred to the unions from a program to be coordinated by and with the Build-LACCD Program Manager – Established in Article III, Section 3(c)(i)
  • The signatory unions recognize the importance to the District of providing Los Angeles Trade Technical College ("Trade Tech") students and graduates with the opportunity to participate both in the signatory unions apprenticeship programs and work on the project under this agreement – Article XI, Section 4


PLA Compliance
Compliance with the provisions of the Project Labor Agreement and Amended Project Labor Agreement will be enforced to achieve stated objectives. Documentation for contractors found to be in non-compliance with the PLA or Amended PLA may be viewed below.

City College            Physical Plant and Tennis Courts Project (#33648)
City College            Red Line Pedestrian Corridor Project (#33850)
East Los Angeles College            Campus Student Center and Book Store Project (#33116)
East Los Angeles College            Student Success and Retention Center Project (#32975)
Southwest College            DB 1 Pump House Project (#32881)
Southwest College            School of Behavioral and Social Science HVAC Upgrade Project (#33886)
Valley College            Monarch Center Project (#33349)
Valley College            Multi-Purpose Center Project (#33388)
Valley College            Community Workforce & Omega Center Project (#33436)

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Small Contractor Boot Camp Flyer - Spring 2019
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Small Contractor Boot Camp - Spring 2019

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Small Contractor Boot Camp is a six-week program that provides small contractors with the tools necessary to improve their competitive capacity through a comprehensive, hands-on curriculum. At the conclusion of the 6-week boot camp, small contractors will be ready to bid on BuildLACCD contracts.

08132018 SOS Topping Out Summary
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LASC - Celebrates the School of Science Steel Topping out

August 13, 2018-Los Angeles Community College District officials joined the design-build team, Harper Construction Co. and Sillman Wright Architect officials for a special ceremony celebrating a construction milestone for the School of Science Building at Los Angeles Southwest College. The new, $16 million School of Science is an environmentally friendly, 27,000-square-foot, two-story building funded by 2008’s $3.5 billion Measure J for the modernization, renovation and new construction of LACCD facilities. The building will feature state-of-the art labs, classrooms and a rooftop observatory or students and faculty to gather. The School of Science building is expected to open in Fall 2019.

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