California High Speed Rail Community Benefits Agreement

The CBA is a partnership and commitment between the Authority of High Speed Railways (Authority), craft unions and contractors. All work contracts are equipped with a CBA based on Community Benefits Policy, which promotes employment and business opportunities during the construction of the high-speed rail project. The Community Performance Policy was approved by the Authority`s Board of Directors and signed in December 2012 by the Authority`s Chief Executive Officer. Robbie Hunter, president of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, said: “The 4,000th local worker who is building the California high-speed rail project is truly an important milestone not only for the Authority, but also for the local economy and local staff. The vast majority of these workers come from central valley counties. Thousands of workers and hundreds of apprentices on the 119-metre construction site are building a third mode of emergency, clean, fast urban transportation that will relieve congestion on our state`s highways, highways and airports. This is not just an infrastructure project that stimulates our economy, but it is absolutely necessary to meet the needs of California`s growing population while protecting the environment. A one-way road between San Francisco and Los Angeles is not expected to last more than three hours, reducing pressure on the state`s taxed airport and highway infrastructure, particularly along the I-5 corridor. The authority, which, in partnership with local unions, the State Building and Construction Trades Council and the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board, is responsible for the design and construction of the first high-speed rail system in the United States, which is currently the largest infrastructure project in the country, is proud to work alongside these skilled workers. Electricians, cement butchers, steelworkers and others are helping to bring the country`s first high-speed rail system to life while contributing to the local economy in five counties. The CBA allows both non-union and union contractors to participate in the project. Non-union contractors must sign a subscription contract to pay each worker`s benefits to the joint work/management trust fund, which covers work done on the project. This applies only to specific work performed under the KBA for the duration of the contract.

Independent union contractors are not required to sign a CG or other document and remain without a union after the completion of the work. Commuter train that can reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour and reach San Francisco from Los Angeles in less than three hours. The California High-Speed Rail Authority is committed to improving benefits for California businesses and residents during construction of the project. To this end, the Authority has set an aggressive target of 30 per cent for small business participation, which includes targets of 10 per cent for disadvantaged enterprises (DBEs) and 3 per cent for businesses of disabled veterans (DVBE). To learn more about how to participate in this project as a small business, please visit our Small Business Program website. The agency works with local unions, the State Building and Construction Trades Council and the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board and continues to work with carpenters, electricians, workers, workers, business engineers and many others who are building the country`s first high-speed rail system. “The High Speed Railway Authority is delivering on its promise by providing opportunities for disadvantaged communities,” said Robbie Hunter, president of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California. “With the opening of other construction sites, the chances are increasing for our growing staff and apprentices who are keen to make high-speed rail a reality.” California`s high-speed rail system aims to connect the state`s megaregions, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected areas.