The Pipe Line Contractors Association was established in 1948. We negotiate labor agreements, encourage safe practices in pipeline construction and seek the resolution of problems common to all those in the industry.
The Association negotiates and administers the National Pipe Line Agreements (collective bargaining labor contracts), with the International Unions representing the four crafts of employees involved in pipeline construction (Laborers, Operating Engineers, Teamster and Welders). As a member you do not surrender your company's bargaining rights to this Association, but you are obligated to sign these Agreements as a condition for membership.
The PLCA has an annual convention traditionally held during the winter months, usually in February. The Convention in 2017 was held in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch, February 14-18, 2017. In 2018, the Convention will be held in Koloa, Hawaii at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, February 13-17, 2018.
We publish a Weekly Newsletter and Labor Newsletter designed to keep members up to date on labor matters.
In addition to the Newsletters, the PLCA, in conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin, publishes the "Pipe Line Construction" manual. The PLCA Safety Manual and Safety Video are also available.
Regular Members must have had at least two years experience in pipeline construction or some phase thereof and have established a reputation for skill, integrity and responsibility. The dues for Regular Members are a minimum of $5,000.00 per year covering the first $4,000,000 gross volume of work performed anywhere in the world, and up to a maximum of $26,000.00 on a volume of $100,000,000 and over for work performed in the United States.
Should you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us.
For your convenience a downloadable Membership application is available here.