Pittsburgh City Council passes ordinance to support diversifying the construction force

Pittsburgh City Council passes ordinance to support diversifying the construction force

At the end of May, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced two executive orders intended to diversify the city’s construction workforce. The orders created a project labor agreement requiring thatcity-managed projects that cost $500,000 or more have minority employees make up 12 percent of their workforce, and also established aa Workforce Development Fund. City Council Tuesday passed legislation that seeks to ensure the push to gain more minority workers lasts beyond Peduto’s time as mayor.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Philadelphia City Council President calls for tougher diversity standards for city contractors

Philadelphia City Council President calls for tougher diversity standards for city contractors

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke (District 5) introduced an ordinance Thursday that would alter Chapter 17-1600 of the Philadelphia City Code to place requirements on when exemptions to Economic Opportunity Plans (EOPs) are sought in transactions with the city.

 

The move is intended to make it tougher for city contractors to evade city-required equal opportunity standards.

Thursday, November 17, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
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