San Jose Building Trades, Citing Successful L.A. Ballot Measure, Pressure City on Developer Tax Breaks
San Jose wants to give more tax breaks to developers, but trade unions aren’t having it – not without a little something in return, at least. The city is offering half-off discounts on park fees and construction taxes to companies that build residential high-rises before 2020. The city council must decide whether it wants to...
Construction workers took to the streets of San Jose late last month to voice their displeasure with Cupertino-based developer KT Urban. Their complaints do not begin and end with KT, however. Union members are frustrated with a growing shift in Silicon Valley toward hiring non-union workers on development projects: Workers say it’s part...
San Jose is considering a wage theft ordinance which would help the labor commission recoup lost wages and deny permits and licenses to companies with pending wage theft violations. The proposal is similar to one passed in Santa Clara County last year. San Jose’s version is being supported by city council members Don Rocha, [&hellip...