Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Applauds Approval of Negotiation of Project Labor Agreement for New MLK Medical Center Construction

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Unprecedented Agreement Will Create Thousands of Local Jobs

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas hailed the Board of Supervisors’ decision to negotiate an historic Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the building trades unions to ensure the hiring of local and disadvantaged workers for a significant percentage of jobs related to construction of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center Replacement Project. The PLA, once approved, will guarantee the effective enactment of the project’s Local Worker Hiring policy, which was approved by the Board on October 19, 2010.

“We know that job creation will lead the way out of this economic downturn,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. “By enacting a strong Project Labor Agreement for the new MLK Hospital, we are developing a tangible solution to the job crisis in our community.”

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VIDEO: Governor Schwarzenegger and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Light Tree of Hope at MLK Hospital

The tree lighting ceremony took place on Friday, December 10, 2010.

MLK Hospital Tree Lighting Tonight!

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
and
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
cordially invite you to attend a special

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Multi-service Ambulatory Care Center (MACC)
12021 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90050

Rain or shine

Free Parking

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Empowerment Congress Health Committee Meeting Wednesday

Do you want to work on improving the health and well-being in your community?

Join us at the next Second District Empowerment Congress Health Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (4:00 – 5:30 pm)

Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Exposition Office Community Room
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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VIDEO: Ridley-Thomas Hosts Forum Highlighting Construction Job and Contracting Opportunities at the New MLK Medical Center

Over 400 people joined Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas this week at a Small Business Forum which addressed opportunities for Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and local workers to secure work on the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Medical Center Replacement projects.

Forty-five exhibitors, including the four finalists for the design-build contracts, were present. Representatives from the Los Angeles World Airports and Metropolitan Water District were also present to share other job opportunities. The forum connected SBEs and local workers with resources including bonding, access to capital, certification, technical assistance, and contractor training.

Last week, Ridley-Thomas led an effort before the Board of Supervisors to establish a local worker hiring policy and small business enterprise program for both projects at the new MLK medical center.

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