Foothill De Anza Community College Project Labor Agreement

Project Summary

In 2008, the Foothill De Anza Community College trustees voted 3-2 to enter into a Project Labor Agreement with the Santa Clara and San Benito Building Trades Council for their $500 million Measure C Modernization Bond. In 2012, the trustees (including two previously opposed the agreement) voted unanimously to expand the project labor agreement to include more than $45 million worth of additional work. 


  • The number and quality of bids under the PLA did not decrease.
  • Local residents and students have received more opportunities for work.
  • Staff workload related to prevailing wage enforcement has gone down and compliance has improved.


Former Anti-PLA Board Members Now See that PLAs Work