Portland OR Passes Resolution Supporting CBA’s

On September 5th, The city of Portland OR passed a resolution adopting a Model Community Benefits Agreement and directing city staff to utilize the model CBA “as a basis for negotiating such agreements on appropriate large scale public works projects.” Here’s the language of the model C.B.A.

The Portland Water Bureau will be utilizing a CBA for two upcoming public works projects.

The coalition of groups fighting to pass this resolution packed city hall to standing room only for the vote: 160 folks got into the hall–many others were kept out due to fire code.

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