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LIUNA, Richmond Building Trades Sign PLA for Richmond Casino

A statement from LIUNA Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager Dennis L. Martire on the signing of a project labor agreement (PLA) between general contractor Hourigan Construction and the Richmond Building and Construction Trades Council to build the $562 million Richmond Grand Resort & Casino:

Richmond, VA (September 26, 2023) - This agreement puts in place strong labor standards that protect Richmond’s workers and ensures that the development of Richmond Grand Resort & Casino will drive economic prosperity for the entire Richmond community. LIUNA is excited to be part of the team.

This PLA is a win for everyone. The PLA will guarantee that Richmond’s workers get the family-supporting jobs they need with fair wages, good benefits and a safe workplace, while promising the casino developers a reliable, skilled and local workforce that can get the job done on time and on budget.

Putting a PLA on the casino sets the precedent for the level of project quality and level of labor standards that Richmond deserves.

With this PLA, Richmond voters should feel confident in casino development now more than ever. When Richmond residents vote for the casino, they are voting for good, accessible jobs, economic benefits across the community and the inclusion of Richmond's diverse workforce.