DSI has extensive experience in negotiating and administering Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). In addition to the traditional PLA components, such as prohibition of strikes, work stoppages and lockouts, DSI's particular area of expertise is negotiating and administering PLAs that contain provisions for maximizing the hiring of local workers and the utilization of local area businesses. Services include but are not limited to:
- Presenting PLA requirements at pre-bid, pre-construction, and pre-job meetings
- Reviewing and assuring compliance with local hiring goals
- Resolving violations
- Establishing Social Justice Committees
- Establishing and administering Trust Funds
DSI has successfully teamed to negotiate and administer PLAs for the Port of Oakland, the Oakland Unified School District, the Peralta Community College District and the San Diego County Water Authority. DSI has also completed a PLA cost/benefit analysis for the Chabot Los Positas Community College District.