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Editorial: One way Biden can help Black and Latino communities recover
"President Biden has repeatedly pitched a massive infrastructure spending plan as a way to create good jobs and address systemic racial inequities. But the president will never be able to achieve those goals as long as the government prohibits using federal dollars to encourage targeted local hiring," writes the LA Times Editorial Board.
CTA, peer transit agencies urge Biden administration to end local hiring ban
Transit officials, mayors and community activists from Chicago and elsewhere in the country called on the Biden administration to end long-standing federal regulations dictating that any construction project that uses federal funds can’t favor local companies and residents when it comes to issuing bids and hiring.
Walsh and labor advocate push for more local jobs for I-81 project
Syracuse’s Mayor Ben Walsh and a local jobs advocate are lending their voices to a move to allow more local workers to take part in federally funded public works projects. Jobs to Move America is trying to lift a 30-year-old ban on any geographic hiring requirements in road, bridge or other projects that get federal money.
Mayor Eric Garcetti joins coalition ask Biden to overturn local hire ban
Officials argue that hiring locally will bolster regional economies. In their letter to the Biden administration, the coalition cited data from Local Labor Hiring Pilot, which shows that local hiring can be used on infrastructure projects without decreasing competition or increasing bid prices.
Mayors join calls for Biden administration to end ban on local hires in federal infrastructure projects
Jobs to Move America, a broad coalition of mayors, cities, labor unions and community organizations from 24 states, issued a letter Tuesday calling on President Biden to end a decades-old federal regulation that prevents recipients of federal grant money for infrastructure projects to include provisions requiring or promoting the hiring of local community members.
Woodfin joins mayors calling for end to federal local hire ban
“We need every tool available to provide good paying jobs, and that’s definitely true for us here in Birmingham,” Woodfin said. “Removing the ban allows local workers to design and build in their communities, but it also provides an opportunity to cultivate a new generation of builders.”
Amazon workers’ fight to unionize draws help from around the world
“This is our opportunity to shift the narrative of what it means to be a Southern worker,” she said of the Amazon election. “We need to get out of the mindset that it’s okay to have poor working conditions just because of our geography.”