Building a Worker-Centered, Racial Justice-Oriented Local Jobs Policy

WEDNESDAY 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Job Quality

In Northern California, the transportation, distribution and logistics sector provides 34,000 direct jobs and 110,000 indirect jobs. A large redevelopment project at a former Army Base in Oakland is projected to add an additional 600 – 1,200 warehouse jobs. A collaboration in West Oakland is working to ensure that those new jobs are quality jobs that go to low income Oakland residents of color. After successfully negotiating a landmark Good Jobs Agreement ensuring the jobs provide living wages and limiting the use of temporary staffing agencies, the partners are now developing an apprenticeship-based training pathway to create a robust pipeline of workers and establishing a High Road Staffing Agency to coordinate hiring. Come hear from this cross-sector partnership about their successes, lessons learned, next steps with the Oakland Army Base project, and plans to build on their success with additional good job agreements at other large East Bay development projects.