Press Releases

Project Labor Agreement Approved for Private Sector 25-Story Museum Place Development Project in Downtown San Jose
Aug. 31, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Tuesday, the San Jose City Council took the bold and moral action of approving the 25-story mixed-use Museum Place development project that contains a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with local construction trade unions that requires the hiring of local workers for the project and that they be paid the prevailing wage. The PLA also contains provisions supporting apprenticeship work opportunities for veterans….

San Jose Construction Workers Turn to Voters to Deliver Local Jobs and Family Sustainable Wages
May 31, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Today, Responsible Development San Jose, the South Bay Labor Council, Working Partnerships USA, and the Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Building and Construction Trades Council will release results from a poll showing overwhelming voter support for a ballot measure that would require San Jose residential and commercial development projects hire local workers and pay them a family sustainable wage…

San Jose Construction Workers Confront KT Urban Developer and Demand Middle Class Jobs for Veterans
November 10, 2016
SAN JOSE, Calif. – On the eve of Veteran’s Day, hundreds of local construction trade workers and U.S. military veterans will hold a rally honoring veterans and then confront developer KT Urban and urge the developer to hire veterans and pay them middle-class family sustainable wages….

Hundreds of Construction Workers Rally Against San Jose High-Rise Developers that Fail to Pay Middle Class Wages
September 12, 2016
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Hundreds of local construction trade workers will rally against developers and land speculators such as KT Urban for failing to hire local skilled workers and pay them middle-class family sustainable wages.  KT Urban is currently developing its latest high-rise, luxury condominium project, Silvery Towers, in downtown San Jose…