A labor protection agreement required by the Federal Transit Act (FTA) (formerly known as the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964) as a condition to receive several types of federal transit funding. The law provides that a grantee enter into agreements with its unions to protect its employees from hardship resulting from a federal contract. These protections include preservation of rights under existing collective bargaining agreements, the continuation of collective bargaining rights, the protection of individual employees against a worsening of their positions, priority of reemployment, and paid training and retraining.