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Sunday, December 12, 2010

For Local Hiring Law to Succeed, Plenty of Cooperation Is Required - NYT

Jonathan Weber writes for the New York Times,
With the city planning to directly spend about $10 billion on public works over the next decade, there is a baseline logic in trying to use that spending to help those who have been hurt most by the recession.

But the local-hiring mandate will work only if everyone — the city, the unions, the contractors and the aspiring workers — gets behind the idea of using construction projects as a tool of social policy. Ideally, hundreds of low-income San Franciscans will get stable, middle-class jobs in the construction trades. But safety-valve provisions in the legislation could invite mischief, and leave city taxpayers with higher bills and not much more.

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