Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Orlean's Lincoln Beach CBA

All Congregations Together (ACT), a coalition of about forty faith-based organizations in the New Orleans region, has been discussing CBAs since Hurrican Katrina struck the gulf coast. ACT believes that CBAs can play an important role in ensuring that the rebuilding of the gulf coast provides concrete benefits to residents of New Orleans and other gulf coast communities, including affordable housing, living wage jobs, job training programs and first source hiring requirements.

Recently, developers of a proposed recreation and entertainment complex announced that they had signed a CBA with ACT, and they have cited the agreement as evidence of community involvement, likely in order to influence the plans’ approval.

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