Dr. Paul Sabolic’s consulting team was recently selected to manage the Project Labor Agreement for the construction and improvements to the Los Angeles County Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California. The $4,000,000,000 construction project is estimated to run for roughly five years. The project was sanctioned by the Los Angeles County Community Workforce Development Department.
The consulting team, consisting of Sabolic and colleagues Mark Johnson, Jeffery Henderson, and Ivory Anderson, is a nationally recognized Labor Relations company with a collective experience of 100+ years among its members. Together this team has negotiated and administered labor agreements and/or community outreach for more than 100 projects nationally (40 in the county of Los Angeles) in excess of $100 billion.
Partners for the Harbor/UCLA project include the county of Los Angeles (“Owner”), contractors, unions, and the community. This goal of Sabolic’s firm within this partnership is to bring a smooth, cost-efficient project to fruition.
The team will focus on community workforce programs with community outreach, local hire, diversity, training and stakeholder inclusion strategies, and advocates for traditionally disadvantaged workers in finding skilled trades careers. The team maintains strong relationships with contractor communities, organized labor, community groups, private/public sector owners, and government entities.
Sabolic, who facilitates Business Policy and Strategy and Entrepreneurship courses in both the School of Business’ BBA and MBA programs, serves as the Community Workforce Coordinator in the MLJ Team. A form U.S. Naval Officer with four decades in business and Community Workforce Agreement management, he brings extensive experience negotiating and administering Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) in the Los Angeles area to this project. Sabolic has administered the LAX International Airport PLA for more than 17 years and holds the distinction of informally resolving over 1,500 grievances and jurisdictional disputes without the use of an arbitrator.
Last Updated on May 16, 2022.