Laborers & Plumbers Agree On Utility Jurisdiction Disputes

Leaders of the Laborers' Union and the U.A. have formed an agreement on how to resolve jurisdiction disputes. According to the Engineering News Record in July, in a memorandum of understanding, the two unions agree not to "propose or support any proposal before a state or local government body or before a model code body" that calls for a license to perform utility work.

U.A. president Martin Maddaloni says resolving disputes internally "has a lot more merit" and is working on a similar jurisdiction pact with the sheet metal workers' union.

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