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The Public Works Compliance Website would not be possible without the backing of our sponsors, supporters, and national subscribers. If you or your organization would like to add your name to this list, please contact us at


Sponsors and Supporters


Work Preservation Fund

The Work Preservation Fund, Inc. (WPF) is a private, nonprofit labor-management cooperative program formed in 1977 to promote fair contracting in public construction through contract compliance. The WPF produced a Public Works Manual in 1984 that it updated in 1987. It agreed to support and sponsor this expansion of its early work into a web based resource. The WPF consists of contractors, contractor organizations and their counterpart labor representatives of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (AFL-CIO) throughout northern and central California. For more information on the WPF, view its web page.  



Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

The Northern California Carpenters Regional Council provides administrative oversight to 29 Local Unions in Northern California. The NCCRC is dedicated to improving the California building and construction trades industry. It strives to organize and improve working conditions and raise the standard of living on behalf of all workers. For more information on the NCCRC, view its web site.



National Alliance for Fair Contracting (NAFC)

NAFC is a labor management organization that promotes a “level playing field” through compliance with all applicable laws in public construction. NAFC serves as a clearinghouse for information regarding prevailing wages and public works and sponsors educational seminars to all those interested in public works compliance. For more information on NAFC, view its web site.



IBEW/NECA Statewide Labor Management Committee

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and their National Electrical Contractors counterpart have established a National Labor Management Cooperation Committee (LMCC) to assure jobs by providing the highest quality craftsmanship at a competitive price. The sponsoring LMCC is the California statewide organization that is part of the national framework. For more information on the National LMCC, view its web site. 



Operating Engineers Local 3 (Heavy Highway Committee)

Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 represents 41,000 members who work in both the building industry and in public protection. The majority of the members work as heavy equipment operators whose interests in good jobs are protected by Local 3’s Heavy Highway Committee. Local 3’s jurisdiction covers Northern California, Northern Nevada, Hawaii and Utah, making it the largest construction trades local in the United States. For more information on Local 3, view its web site. 



Indiana Illinois Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting

The Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting is a labor-management organization, funded solely through participating contractors, established to support, promote, and encourage fair contracting by providing a “level playing field” in the public construction arena for both contractors and workers. For more information on the IIIFFC, view its web site.


The Illinois Prevailing Wage Council

The Illinois Prevailing Wage Council, Inc., is a nonprofit agency with membership open to all Illinois construction union locals, building trades councils, fair contracting groups, and other interested organizations. It has approximately 375 member organizations, representing about 200,000 construction workers.


The organization was formed to monitor and help enforce the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, as well as other state and federal employment laws. It also monitors budgetary, regulatory and safety legislation, as well as the enforcement efforts of the Illinois Department of Labor's Mediation and Conciliation Division and Attorney General, and other state and federal agencies charged with enforcing construction law and regulation.


Southern California Center for Contract Compliance

The Southern California Center for Contract Compliance is a nonprofit organization funded by the Associated General Contractors, Southern California Contractors Association, Engineering Contractors Association, the Building Industry Association, the Southern California District Council of Laborers and other labor organizations in Southern California. It has been in existence since the 1980’s, advocating and defending a level playing field for all contractors through compliance with established labor laws.


While the CCC’s primary focus is on wage and hour law, its investigators also promote enforcement of the provisions of the Business and Professions Code, apprenticeship standards, and health and safety regulations.


International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Crafts

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers represents workers in the trowel trades across the United States and Canada including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile setters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers. For more information on IUBAC, see its website.

National Subscribers

The national subscribers to the PWC website purchase a subscription covering all of their affiliates. The subscription includes an introductory training session. If your organization is interested in a national subscription, please contact for more information. Organizations currently holding national subscriptions to the PWC website include:

  • Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Institute
  • Bricklayers and Allied Trades International Union
  • Sheet Metal Workers International Association


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