Building a Worker-Centered, Racial Justice-Oriented Local Jobs Policy
WEDNESDAY 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM | Job Quality – Pavilion Room
Approximately 12% of all jobs in the East San Francisco Bay Area’s economy are in the rapidly growing Transportation, Distribution and Logistics sector, but the jobs often do not pay a living wage or go to local residents. Learn how a community/public/private collaboration in West Oakland successfully negotiated a landmark Good Jobs Agreement for redevelopment work at the former Oakland Army Base. They are now developing an apprenticeship-based training pathway to create a robust pipeline of workers, establishing a High Road Staffing Agency to coordinate hiring and planning to build on their success with other large local development projects.
Joyce Guy, Executive Director, West Oakland Job Resource Center (Moderator)
Julina Bonilla, Workforce Development Manager, Port of Oakland
John Brauer, Executive Director, California Labor Federation
Rob Hope, Initiative Officer, Bay Area Workforce Funders Collaborative, San Francisco