Responsible Development San Jose in the News


San Jose Unanimously Approves Massive Museum Place Project With Labor Agreement


August 29, 2017
The San Jose City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Insight Realty Co.’s massive Museum Place development, which is slated to rise in the city’s downtown.

Labor leaders Say Polls Shows San Jose Voters Support Local Hire Policy
San Jose Mercury News
May 31, 2017
Ballot measure would require builders on large private projects that receive any public assistance to hire a percentage of local workers and pay them a “family-sustainable wage.”

South Bay Labor Groups Call for Developers to Use Local Workers and Pay Market-Rate Wages
KTVU Fox 2
May 31, 2017
“Market-rate developers who get any sort of public money or a public break of some kind are also required to give back to the community by providing good-quality local jobs…”

Local Construction Workers Protest South Bay Developers
NBC Bay Area
May 31, 2017
Laborers in San Jose say privately funded projects are using out-of-area workers and paying them lower wages.

Labor unions push for measure requiring contractors hire local workers
ABC 7 News
May 31, 2017
Labor unions and a coalition of supporters are trying to put a measure on the ballot next year to make contractors hire locals and pay them prevailing wages.

South Bay Construction Workers Call for Local Hiring, Fair Market Rate Wages
KRON 4
May 31, 2017
Union labor says “the last straw” was the recent approval of another residential condo project on the site of the former Greyhound bus depot.

Labor Coalition Says Poll Results Show Broad Voter Support for Measure Requiring Developers to Hire Locally
CBS KPIX 5
May 31, 2017
It could be up to voters to possibly force new developments in San Jose to hire local construction workers and also pay them a sustainable wage.

Why S.J. Councilman Raul Peralez Told His Friends No
San Jose Mercury News
May 28, 2017
It’s when a politician has to say no to backers that he or she is put to the test…

San Jose City Council Approves Greyhound Condo Towers
San Jose Mercury News
May 24, 2017
City union leaders eye a ballot measure to force developers to hire local workers on development project…

San Jose Greyhound Station to be Demolished to Make Way For High-Rise Condos
KTVU Fox 2
May 23, 2017
On Tuesday night, the San Jose City Council approved demolishing a Greyhound bus station in downtown to make way for high-rise condos. The approval comes with controversy as city union workers claim the developer is planning to hire outside help to cut costs…

San Jose Luxury Towers Offer Great Views And Green Cards
CBS KPIX 5 
May 10, 2017
A Bay Area luxury high-rise is offering great views, and green cards. We’ve learned owners of the towers are luring foreign millionaires with a fast track to citizenship…

How Construction Unions Pressure KT Urban, Downtown’s Largest Residential Builder
(Silicon Valley Business Journal
February 3, 2017
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 393 has written to 30 pension fund managers nationwide — which are among the largest real estate investors in the country — urging them to question KT Urban’s subcontracting plans for future development projects before investing in them…

Construction Workers In San Jose Urge Developers To Hire Locally
CBS KPIX 5
September 29, 2016
Construction workers in the South Bay hit the streets to urge developers to “do the right thing” and hire local. This problem may be part of a larger trend. Union construction workers filled the sidewalks, in a line stretching several blocks…

Construction Trade Workers March, Demand Better Wages from Developer
NBC Bay Area
September 29, 2016
Close to a thousand construction trade workers gathered Thursday in San Jose to demand better wages from a developer. The workers also told KT Urban they want more promises that local unions will be used for downtown San Jose high rises…

Developer KT Urban Hires Non-Union Labor, Workers Say
San Jose Mercury News
September 12, 2016
As new high-rises crowd the downtown San Jose skyline and construction activity booms, dozens of city union workers say they’re being left behind because developers are hiring out-of-town non-union employees…