Posts Tagged ‘city council’

Oct
2016
20

Oakland City Council to Vote on African-American, Female Hiring Mandates on City- Funded Projects

Oakland City Council to Vote on African-American, Female Hiring Mandates on City- Funded Projects
  UPDATE: The resolution has been voted on, but results have been difficult to come by. We will update this post when more information is available. The Oakland City Council is voting on a resolution that would guarantee jobs to African-American and female workers on all city-funded construction projects. Both demographics have typically...
Jun
2014
30

de-Bloomberging: deBlasio Drops Longtime Mayor’s Challenge to Prevailing Wages in NYC

de-Bloomberging: deBlasio Drops Longtime Mayor's Challenge to Prevailing Wages in NYC
  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped the city’s legal challenge to a law that would require companies receiving more than $1 million in economic development aid to pay the prevailing wage.  The legal challenge to the law began after the city council overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of the law by a [&hellip...
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Jun
2014
18

Austin Construction Workers Register Another Wage Victory, This Time for School Construction

  By a 5-4 margin, the Austin School Board voted to pay prevailing wages for work on $490 million of voter-approved bond projects and future construction.  Trustees also voted to approve a study which would find a living wage for unskilled workers that could lead to a hybrid pay scale.  The study is expected to [&hellip...
Jun
2014
13

Ft. Wayne Mayor Will Veto City Council Bill to End Collective Bargaining, Will Be Overridden

Ft. Wayne Mayor Will Veto City Council Bill to End Collective Bargaining, Will Be Overridden
  A parliamentary procedure resulted in a two-week waiting period before this week’s revote on the fate of collective bargaining in Ft. Wayne, but it didn’t change anyone’s mind. The Ft. Wayne City Council has once again held firmly to party lines in its attempt to strip workers’ rights from city employees. The...
Mar
2014
19

Striking VT Teamsters Fend Off Binding Arbitration, Enjoy Support of Local Community, Gov’t

Striking VT Teamsters Fend Off Binding Arbitration, Enjoy Support of Local Community, Gov't
  In Burlington, Vermont nearly 70 bus drivers have gone on strike hoping to receive a fair contract from management.  The drivers are represented by Teamsters Local 597 and work for the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA).  Chittenden County is Vermont’s most populated county. As we wrote earlier this month, drivers voted...
Aug
2013
21

Workers Eek Out Wage Win on Austin Marriott Project Following City Council Non-Vote

  The saga surrounding the payment of prevailing wages to workers on the Austin Marriott came to a new end last week when the Austin City Council decided not to vote on a new proposal.  By not voting, the council ensures that the original proposal, which calls for prevailing wages in exchange for the tax [&hellip...