All Who Seek a Just and Equitable Workplace
Need to Mobilize in Support of this Legislation
The powerful construction and development industries do not want to see this new amendment enacted and they will exert considerable pressure on Council to bend them to weaken or even vote down this amentdmant. All of us who seek a just and equitable workplace need to mobilize in supprt of the bill. The bill: District of Columbia Workforce Intermediary Establishment and Reform of First Source and Living Wage Act of 2011, will be subtly attacked by council members who represent developer and contractor interests. The way it will be done is to render the enforcement provisions useless by cutting the budget to the monitors. to, in effect, pull the teeth of the bill. Remember big, very big campaign contributions are riding on defeating this bill. We have to pressure the Council into supporting ALL of its provisions.
The Bill will be presented to the Council for vote sometime during the next session. We need to be ready, organized and in force to offset the big money behind defeating it. Watch for NCJC's coming program to support and reinforce the bill's sponsors in the coming weeks ... Watch This Blog.