How Local-Hire Proponents Want to Turn the Creed "Work Where You Live" Into Law

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Are you categorically stating the there is racism in Seattle construction hiring at present and that projects are in violation of Federal law?

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Another model for this kind of targeted hiring is HUD's "Section 3" rule, stating that a certain percentage of workers on new public housing projects must be residents of that neighborhood. It gets tricky in practice, but its not impossible.
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Sounds like a job for Silas T. Potter jr!
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There are relatively few jobs on modern construction projects that do not require special skills and experience. I'm glad to see they are emphasizing apprenticeship programs.
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@4, I've done a number of those jobs that don't require special skills. My favorites are "take these ten thousand packs of roofing material up to that roof", "move this big pile of dirt over to there" and "dig out this motherfucking rock, which is attached to the center of the earth".
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"take these ten thousand packs of roofing material up to that roof", "move this big pile of dirt over to there" and "dig out this motherfucking rock, which is attached to the center of the earth".

That's where the nice guys hanging outside Home Depot come in handy.

"people of color"

I'm guessing pink doesn't make me colored?
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Love it.

@5 Been there, man.
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You, uh, may not want to model anything on San Francisco's process for permitting and construction. Just sayin'.
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Federal Way has repeatedly said that they cannot legally do this as they are required by state law to take the lowest bidder.

I don't know if Seattle is special and isn't subject to the same laws, but if so... well, that's bullshit, all cities should have the same abilities.

Of course I wouldn't put it past Federal Way being full of shit on this issue of law like they conveniently are on numerous others.
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Why single out or stop at construction work?
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@8 Why not? BTW, my neighbors are adding a roof deck, I assume 850 miles is still in the radius of those the city feels are effected by this. You should be getting your invite to the permit hearing shortly if you haven't already.

I think the idea here in SF wasn't so much environmental or intentionally class-related, but that the city is spending money on job training programs and decided employers better at least pretend they looked around here first or lose whatever breaks they might have been entitled to for setting up shop here.
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It's hard to say it's a success because I have no idea if it's actually benefit anyone, but it's also hard to say it's a terrible idea.
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I'm no constitutional law scholar, but I am under the impression that such a policy would be unconstitutional as violating the Dormant Commerce Clause and/or the Principles and Immunities Clause.

Does anyone that knows more about con law know if this would pass constitutional muster?
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So, are these people saying that you should be hired based on where you live, as opposed to your qualifications to do a job?

You Libruhls are freak'n brilliant.
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maybe teens and early 20s will start to have jobs again. self sufficient communities that support and look out for their own is what we need to work towards. The downsides are nothing compared to the benefits. Down with the globalists!