Common Challenges in Negotiating Community Benefits Agreements & How to Avoid Them

January 2016
The Partnership for Working Families

More than a decade of work in the community benefits movement has yielded a number of important lessons about common challenges facing CBA coalitions and how they may be avoided. Absent strong, authentic, and diverse community representation and commitment to negotiating legally enforceable agreements that meet community needs, the community may not realize the full potential of the approach.