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VIDEO: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Discusses Voting and Local Hiring on 'Local Edition'

This interview airs on Time Warner’s Local Edition on October 25th and October 26th.

Small Contractor Opportunity Forum Next Wednesday

SMALL

CONTRACTOR

OPPORTUNITY

FORUM

Martin Luther King

Medical Center

Projects

Ted Watkins Memorial

Park Gymnasium

1335 East 103rd Street

Los Angeles,

CA 90002

SAVE THE DATE: FIGHT FOR LOCAL JOBS IN THE SECOND DISTRICT

NEW MLK MACC

OCTOBER 19, 2010 at 9:30 AM

WHERE:
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 381-B
(Hearing Room of the Board of Supervisors)
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

RSVP:
Karla Diaz at KDiaz@bos.lacounty.gov

The Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposal to establish a Local Worker Hiring Policy for the $145 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center. With over $400 million of construction activity on the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital and surrounding buildings, this is our first opportunity to promote local hiring.

The proposed policy will ensure that at least 30% of total construction hours worked under a Project Labor Agreement with the building trade unions are performed by local residents who live in high unemployment ZIP codes (150% of the County average), and that a substantial portion of these are set aside for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Come and let your voice be heard in support of local hiring.

FLYER

SAVE THE DATE: Fight For Local Jobs On October 5, 2010

Fight for Jobs

FIGHT FOR LOCAL JOBS IN THE SECOND DISTRICT

New Meeting Date: October 5, 2010

The Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposal to establish a Local Worker Hiring Policy for the $145 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center. With over $400 million of construction activity on the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital and surrounding buildings, this is our first opportunity to promote local hiring.

The proposed policy will ensure that at least 30% of total construction hours worked under a Project Labor Agreement with the building trade unions are performed by local residents who live in high unemployment ZIP codes (150% of the County average), and that a substantial portion of these are set aside for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Come and let your voice be heard in support of local hiring.

RSVP to Karla Diaz at: KDiaz@bos.lacounty.gov

STAND UP FOR LOCAL JOBS

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas' Huffington Post Op-Ed on the 45th Anniversary of the Watts Riot

Huff Post

Forty-five years ago this week, an explosion of violence set Los Angeles aflame, in a rebellion against centuries of racism that would be burned into American history as the “Watts Riot.” I know this because I witnessed it as a ten-year old boy growing up in South Los Angeles.

In the riot’s aftermath, government officials scrambled to repair not only the physical destruction of the riot, but to also repair the damage done to society to by the color-coded poverty that had been embedded long before urban conflict broke out. The County of Los Angeles committed to heal those wounds in the heart of the riot zone, by building the Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital, now a operated as a specialty ambulatory care center.

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