NJCU and Hudson County Building Trades to Announce Historic Project Labor Agreement

January 30, 2023
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University to Host Joint Press Conference on Tuesday, January 31


JERSEY CITY, N.J. | New Jersey City University (NJCU) and the Hudson County Building Trades will announce details of a historic Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and a memorandum of understanding aimed at providing internship opportunities for NJCU students at a news conference on campus on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 10 a.m. The press conference will be held in lecture hall 144 on the ground floor of Grossnickle Hall on campus.

NJCU will become the first public university in the state of New Jersey to execute such a Project Labor Agreement, which will authorize all university construction projects that exceed $5 million be completed by union labor.

The PLA agreement memorializes NJCU's commitment to partnering with Hudson County community leaders so that its diverse, local residents are able to take part in economic opportunities provided by future university construction projects. Thus, the PLA will ensure that an indispensable institution that is a fabric of the community, is built by the people who live in its community.

The event will include elected officials, union leadership, and university administrators. Speakers are expected to be NJCU Interim President ​​Andrés Acebo, Hudson Building Trades President Patrick Kelleher, Hudson County Commissioner Bill O'Dea, and others.


Please contact Ira Thor at ithor@njcu.edu to RSVP, reserve parking, and directions.



Tuesday, January 31, 2023


10 a.m. EST


Grossnickle Hall Lecture Hall, Room 144

New Jersey City University

2039 Kennedy Blvd.

Jersey City, N.J. 07305


Grossnickle Hall is located on Kennedy Blvd, adjacent to Hepburn Hall and the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library on campus.


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Media Contact:

Ira Thor

Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations

New Jersey City University


Office: 201-200-3301 or Mobile: 973-420-8466


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