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Monday, October 10, 2011

Legislative Matters Continues Discussions On Local Hiring Ordinance

The picket lines and protests at Ward 5's Maxwell's Green may not have resulted in the developer signing a Project Labor Agreement, but it did propmpt pro-union and resident hiring activists and organizations to support a piece of legislation that will be discussed further at October 11th's Legislative Matters Committee meeting.

Legislative file #191563 was submitted in June of 2011 and was inspired by both the labor issues at Maxwell's Green, as well as, conversations surrounding the development at Assembly Square. Submitted by Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston and Alderman At Large Bruce Desmond, the file has sparked big turnouts at City Hall and much debate over whether it discriminates against nonresident workers.

Alderman at Large and Chairman of the Legislative Matters Committee, Bill White, noted that he would be prepared to go through the ordinance line by line at the September hearing, granted, that the changes and researched assigned to the city solicitor was completed.

The meeting will take place on October 11, 2011 at 7pm in City Hall. The agenda for the meeting has been posted per the Open Meeting Law and features 19 items in total.

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