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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mayor Lee Announces Implementation Plan for Local Hire Policy

The local hire ordinance has been a significant issue to workers, represented in demonstrations and negotions by Aboriginal Blacks United (ABU), who feel shut out of the Dogpatch construction of the new UCSF hospital at 16th and 3rd Sts. While UCSF has said it would do its best to hire locally, it is not required to under the local-hire law because it is a state project. Today's announcement by Mayor Lee that he is seeking to impose the local-hire ordinance on federally-funded transportation projects could potentially extend to the UCSF hospital project.

From the SF Sentinel,
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced San Francisco’s Local Hire implementation plan, a roadmap that will guide City departments, contractors and the broader community to ensure that the City’s local hiring ordinance is achievable, flexible and will succeed in boosting San Francisco’s economy and provide jobs for San Francisco residents.
Read more at SF Sentinel

The Bay Citizen reports,
Two weeks before a new law takes effect requiring San Francisco construction contractors to hire local workers, city officials will ask the federal government to allow it to impose local-hiring rules on federally funded transportation projects.

Read more at the Bay Citizen

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