(a) The Mayor shall require, as part of a solicitation for a construction contract pursuant to this subchapter, that every contractor and subcontractor that will engage in the construction project agree to negotiate or become a party to a project labor agreement, for that project, with one or more labor organizations if:
(1) Use of a project labor agreement will advance the District's interest in producing labor-management stability, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing safety and health, equal employment opportunity, labor and employment standards, and other matters;
(2) The project will require multiple construction contractors or subcontractors employing workers in multiple crafts or trades; and
(3) The total construction costs, not including planning or ongoing operations and maintenance, of the contract to the District is anticipated to be $75 million or more.
(b) A project labor agreement agreed to pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall:
(1) Bind all contractors and subcontractors engaged in construction on the construction project to comply with the project labor agreement;
(2) Contain guarantees against strikes, lockouts, and similar job disruptions;
(3) Set forth effective, prompt, and mutually binding procedures for resolving labor disputes arising during the term of the project labor agreement;
(4) Provide other mechanisms for labor-management cooperation on matters of mutual interest and concern, including productivity, quality of work, safety, and health; and
(5) Include any additional requirements that the CPO considers necessary to promote the District's interest.
(c) The Mayor may waive the requirements of this section by issuing a determination and findings, posted on the Internet for at least 10 calendar days before advertising the solicitation, that:
(1) A project does not meet the criteria set forth in subsection (a) of this section; or
(2) A project labor agreement would be contrary to the interests of the District.
(d) This section shall not apply to a capital project that includes multiple public betterments or improvements pursuant to § 47-339.01(a)(2)(A); provided, that it shall apply to any public betterment or improvement that independently meets the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.
Section 7017 of Law 22-33 amended section 5 of D.C. Law 21-158, retaining the applicability restriction affecting this section, therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 21-158 has not been implemented.
Applicability of D.C. Law 21-158: § 5 of D.C. Law 21-158 provided that the addition of section 606 of this section by § 3(m) of D.C. Law 21-158 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.