Milwaukee Area Labor Council AFL-CIO to me
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Dear Tom Laney,
The “Milwaukee Opportunities for Restoring Employment” (MORE) Ordinance is an essential tool for bringing economic recovery to Milwaukee’s Main Street. The legislation will come before the Common Council for its first hearing on Monday, February 2nd.
Essentially the MORE Ordinance extends the City’s Resident Preference Program (RPP) and Emerging Business Enterprise Program (EBE) provisions to private development projects seeking financial assistance from Milwaukee’s taxpayers. The ordinance includes a prevailing wage requirement as well as increased apprenticeship training and job opportunities for residents of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods. The ordinance has been endorsed by the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, The Milwaukee Building Trades Council, as well as member unions.
The MORE ordinance is the culmination of more than a year’s worth of work by members of the Good Jobs and Livable Neighborhoods Coalition (GJLN) and Milwaukee Innercity Congregations allied for Hope (MICAH). There are currently 6 aldermen who have signed on to support the ordinance, understanding that their leadership is needed to address the job crisis facing the City of Milwaukee.
Will you be one of Milwaukee residents and community leaders who will help us pass this ordinance? Please come stand with us at the Community and Economic Development Committee meeting at 8:30am on Monday, February 2nd at City Hall.
For more information contact Todd Sprewer at 443-0682
200 East Wells
8:30am on 2/2/2009
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