A Project Stabilization Agreement (PSA) is a legally binding contract between San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council and Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. It establishes a standard for a contractor’s relationship with his/her workers by setting basic standards for hiring, dispute resolution, payment of fringe benefits, and utilization of apprentices, among other things. These basic standards come from the labor unions.
The PSA is designed to ensure a sufficient supply of skilled craft workers and eliminate work disruptions on Propositions S and Z projects. The Agreement contains sections describing the process for referral & hiring of journeyman workers and apprentices, for resolving disputes, and for promoting local hiring – hiring of skilled craftspeople and apprentices living within SDUSD boundaries. Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions about the PSA.
Board of Education approval
The Board of Education approved the PSA on July 28, 2009.
Under the terms of the agreement, the PSA went into effect 90 days after the board approval. Therefore, the agreement was in effect Tuesday, October 27, 2009. The agreement stipulates that the PSA applies to work “advertised for bid” after the effective date.
The PSA governs construction if it is: 1) Propositions S and Z work, and 2) equal to or exceeding $1 million in value, based on the “construction cost estimate prior to the submittal of the individual project to the Division of State Architect.”
PSA Apprenticeship Program Upheld by Appellate Court
Recently (May 18), the California Court of Appeal rejected a legal challenge by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) to San Diego Unified School District’s Project Stabilization Agreement (PSA) with San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council and Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. AGC challenged a requirement that bidders on construction projects must employ apprentices trained in the joint labor-management apprenticeship programs. In affirming the decision of the lower court, the Court of Appeal ruled that the requirement neither intrudes on the Division of Apprenticeship Standards’ regulatory power, nor violates any provisions of California’s Prevailing Wage Law. The court also ruled that public entities such as the district have the right to protect their own proprietary interests. See the court document for more details.
Documents (view documents by clicking on the links below)
- SDUSD Project Stabilization Agreement
- Letter of Assent for General Contractors
- Letter of Assent for Subcontractors
- Workforce Dispatch Form
- Zip Code List
- Zip Code Map
- Cumulative Workers by Zip Code
- AGC v San Diego Unified (Court Decision: May 18, 2011)
- "San Diego Unified School District Project Stabilization Agreement: A Review of Construction Contractor and Labor Considerations" by Rea & Parker Research, Nov. 2011
Please click on the sub-page at left to access a complete list of all Union Collective Bargaining Agreements/Schedule A's associated with this PSA.
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George Harris, SDUSD Contracts Compliance Manager (PSA Administrator)(858) 637-6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivory J. Anderson, Jr., Senior Labor Relations Specialist (PSA Coordination Team)(858) 637-6262 or email@example.com
Karen Linehan, SDUSD Business Outreach Manager(858) 627-7232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Lemmon, San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council Business Manager (619) 521-2914 or email@example.com
Mike Magallanes, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Business Representative(858) 621-2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org