On June 19th, hundreds of Oakland community members turned out to tell our elected officials and the army base developers to deliver on their promise of good jobs for the local families that need them most.
The good jobs package passed by City Council last night is unprecedented in Oakland for a development of this kind, and includes a number of groundbreaking wins for Oakland and for the warehouse industry nationwide.
All jobs at the army base:
- Living wage
- 50% local hire, 25% hiring disadvantaged workers
- West Oakland job and training center
- Long-term community oversight board to oversee compliance, with Revive Oakland guaranteed a seat on the board
- New people entering construction careers will get a share of the work each year and all new trade union apprenticeships will be reserved for Oakland residents
- No pre-screening of job applicants for prior criminal records
- Project labor agreement to ensure safe conditions and quality jobs
Warehouse and operations jobs:
- Limits on use of temp agencies
- 50% local hire for all companies with 40 or more total workers (including employees or contracted workers)
- For operations jobs controlled by CCIG: No pre-screening of job applicants for prior criminal records
- For operations jobs controlled by ProLogis: No pre-screening of job applicants for prior criminal records, with the exception of companies that have a nationwide hiring policy in place
This is just the beginning of a new phase for Oakland – an era in which we make the long-term promise of good jobs real. Now, we move from agreements on paper to real buildings staffed by Oakland workers. We will be here every step of the way with the city, developers, and community to realize our vision of opportunity and prosperity for all of Oakland.
Please consider helping EBASE sustain these efforts by giving a donation to our newly established Victory Fund.