Nashville Voted to Give Poor People, Locals New Construction Jobs. The State GOP Blocked It.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Last summer, with the backing of regional labor leaders and community groups, the city of Nashville approved an ordinance requiring large, municipally funded construction projects to devote 10 percent of their hiring to low-income residents. The ballot initiative, which also stipulated that 40 percent of such hires should reside in Nashville’s Davidson County, came amid an historic surge in building projects in the city’s downtown area. Click here to read the rest of this article.