Update: Community Benefit Agreement Ordinance, State Bill HB5977
Community Benefit Agreement Ordinance
HB5977 “Local Government Employer Mandate Prohibition Act”
Stay tuned for an ACTION ALERT this weekend!
Dec 2, 2014 – HB 5977, the “Local Government Employer Mandate Prohibition Act” was introduced. The bill in the Michigan Competitiveness committee, Dec 4, 2014.
1. Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Vice President of Government Relations Brad Williams speaking in support of the bill and against the CBA Ordinance that is gaining momentum in Detroit.
2. Rep Santana calling the bill out as a block to community negotiating with developers. The CBA Ordinance will only apply to large-scale projects that use public funds (our tax $$) or resources, like land.
The Regional Chamber speaks for private corporate interests and big business and is supporting this bill that would not only prohibit COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENT ordinances/policies but also paid sick leave, living wage, prevailing wage, local hiring and contracting, ban the box, and possibly a host of other issues touching upon the employment relationship between a private employer and workers.
Over the past two years, Detroit People’s Platform members, partners, supporters and allies have come together around the importance of Community Benefit Agreements, CBAs, in Detroit. CBAs have been a part of successful development projects across the US and help to insure that everyone benefits from large development projects that use public funds or resources, like land. Over the last year, supporting the work of the Equitable Detroit Coalition and the efforts of Council President Brenda Jones we have moved to organize around a city-wide Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance.
Read the Bill: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/
Lame duck? More like lame lawmakers