The Pipe Line Contractors Association was established in 1948 and negotiates labor agreements, encourages safe practices in pipeline construction and seeks 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 International Union of North America, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters and the International Union of Operating Engineers).
The PLCA has an annual convention traditionally held during the winter months, usually in February. We publish a Weekly Newsletter and Labor Newsletter designed to keep members up to date on labor matters. In addition to the Newsletter, the PLCA, in conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin, publishes the manual "Pipe Line Construction". The PLCA Training videos are also available to members.