Friday, June 20, 2008

The campaign for a CBA for Albany's proposed convention center

Here in Albany, NY, (where I live) the Coalition for Environmental, Educational and Economic Justice (CEEEJ) is trying to make sure that the new convention center, if built, will have a CBA attached to it.

The Albany Convention Center Authority is seeking about $190 million from the state, and a study of the project's viability will be finished next month. Without the additional funding, the convention center might not be built.

This CBA will be fairly unique because the Albany Convention Center Authority is a government entity, and not a private developer. Although other CBAs, notably the LAX agreement, have involved public authorities, this will be the first in New York.

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