Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Local construction workers and labor advocates were at the Charlotte City Council Monday night seeking better working conditions. They want the council to require developers to disclose labor practices when they apply for approval of their projects. About 30 people rallied outside the Government Center, and several spoke during the council's public forum. Organizers quoted from a recent study funded by labor advocates, titled "Build a Better South." It found low wages, a lack of benefits and training and other concerns in six southern cities, including Charlotte. That's despite a booming market for new construction across the region. Read More.