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City Labor Bill

Under a proposed policy, any contractor hired for a public works project in San Francisco costing at least $1 million would have to adhere to a new set of rules regarding hiring and other labor practices. The policy, introduced by District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell in late February, would keep in place the city’s rules on local hiring, prevailing wage, and local business requirements, while adding requirements for hiring apprentices from state-approved apprenticeship programs, helping veterans get jobs, and avoiding “strikes, picketing, and other labor disruptions on qualified public works projects.

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