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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Los Angeles is currently embarking upon one its largest investments in infrastructure in decades. Through these investments, we will be modernizing our port, fixing our roads, and undertaking the largest expansion of public transit in recent history. These investments, representing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This report using both case studies and statistical analysis of construction projects at local community colleges in California found that projects with Project Labor Agreements did not reduce the number of bids received or the costs of the projects....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Food
Dallas’ regional economy is robust and growing yet is facing a crisis of economic inequality which corresponds with racial inequality. South Dallas, where the population is overwhelmingly people of color, suffers from high rates of poverty and unemployment and poor access to quality...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the failures of the current federal contracting system, and highlights state and city governments that are implementing responsible contracting reforms. Reform recommendations include conducting rigorous responsibility reviews and background checks on potential...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This fact sheet briefly summarized San Francisco's local hiring policy for construction projects. It requires 30% of all project hours within each trade to be performed by local residents, and no less than 15% of all project work hours within each trade to be performed by disadvantaged...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
This brief outlines key elements of establishing a targeted hiring program, emphasizing the importance of enforceable provisions tailored to meet the needs of the community, and coordination between stakeholders. The document recommends that project-owners and local governments host...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Government Alliance on Race and Equity
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
Inclusive contracting refers to the process of creating the environment for businesses owned by people of color and/or women to participate in a governmental procurement and contracting process. Inclusive business participation in local government procurement and contracting is an...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
Seattle's Priority Hire program aims to provide construction career opportunities for underrepresented community members. It prioritizes local workers from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, women, and people of color, offering training and job access. The report outlines the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
This report examines local policies that prevent hiring discrimination against individuals with criminal records, such as "ban the box" initiatives that remove criminal record questions from job applications and defer background checks to the final stages of the hiring process. It...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance
This report examines how community benefits agreements strengthen urban communities by creating high-quality jobs, career advancement, sustainability, and affordable housing. It highlights the need for local hire requirements to ensure that public funds invested in economic development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City Of Madison Engineering Division
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Best Value Contracting creates a set of enforceable qualifications with a single point of accountability, pervormance qualifications, workforce development, oversight and transparency on publicly funded projects....

Type Executive Order
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance
This executive order mandates project labor agreements (PLAs) for all significant capital projects undertaken by King County. These PLAs are comprehensive pre-hire collective bargaining agreements that establish terms and conditions of employment for an entire construction project...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
This agreement promotes construction efficiency and facilitates orderly dispute settlements for a light rail expansion project in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Employers are required to hire unionized workers, pay adequate wages, designate 30% of work hours to local and disadvantaged...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Council of the City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires Los Angeles' Board of Public Works to approve a project labor agreement that includes provisions to promote the hiring of local residents, apprentices, and disadvantaged workers (i.e. unemployed and under-employed workers). City public works contracts are subject...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance requires the Department of Public Works to abide by targeted hiring requirements. At least 30% of total hours worked on a project shall be performed by local residents; 20% shall be performed by apprentices; and 10% shall be performed by disadvantaged workers (e.g....

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