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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bayview Workers Challenge UCSF on Local Hiring - SF Bay Citizen

From the SF Bay Citizen,

Aboriginal Blackmen United picketed and barbecued outside the University of California, San Francisco's Mission Bay hospital construction site for the third day in a row Thursday, blocking the main entrance to the work area. The group claims UCSF isn’t hiring construction workers from the nearby Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, though the laborers are qualified.

“This job is in our backyard,” said Leroy Moore, job coordinator for ABU. “Whatever it takes to build that, all that it takes is out here.”

The university is building a 289-bed medical center that will serve women, children and cancer patients. It is slated to open in 2014.

Read more at SF Bay Citizen

Read UCSF's Press release on the issue.

Read article "UCSF agrees to hire more San Francisco residents for hospital project" at SF Business Times.

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