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L.A. approves bid to boost hiring of city residents for big public works projects

Dec 18, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The plan applies to 98 proposed projects valued at $2.1 billion in the next five years. It also mandates that some disadvantaged workers be hired.

With strong backing from labor unions, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved what supporters called a landmark requirement to bolster the hiring of city residents on large-scale public works projects and ensure fair wages and benefits for workers.

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