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trade has a vast number of unemployed a vast majority it -- of unemployed. a vast majority gave up looking for work. a union member asked me to pay her back dues so she could go back to work. union and san francisco residents are spread out across san francisco. the proposed mandate would not only supports the coffers of the trade union -- likewise it would increase the dollars for residents of san francisco, like ex-offenders caught up in the cycle of recidivism and hopelessness.
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these are projects that would generate thousands of jobs. they would create a work force for people desperately needing to work. west point, chinatown -- the list is extensive. people can use and prosper with mandated local hiring.
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speaking of 50/50 hiring, that is good when the job starts, but of the job goes on, no one make sure people are keeping their jobs. no one checks to see who got laid off or if the quota is right. i am on a job like that right now, and the work goes on every day like no one cares. regardless of if the law passes
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or not, who will check on that? and we have all these people making sure we get taken care of, but they are not taken care of. i am on a job right now where it is just like that. no one is doing anything. people working there for three weeks, and they everyone off and keep the company. and if this law does pass, hopefully someone will monitor these jobs. thank you >> we will be looking at monitoring and making sure it is compliant. i yield the balance of my time.
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>> my name is chris jackson. i want to thank you for this legislation. i am sure we will find ways to get a win-win situation. a post-construction job last a lot longer than construction and is much more sustainable. we can start talking about how do we create jobs in disadvantaged neighborhoods like bayview, so while i know this is going to pass and we are going to be able to get a workable situation, i want the
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next step to be where we look at businesses. very few of the employees at walgreen's are from district 10 we need to really get down deep and look at what happens when we finished building a project -- who gets to work on those projects. that is my proposal. >> i think you mentioned lows. that is what we are going to do. it is really great when we go in there. 80% are from san francisco, and 50% are from surrounding areas. we do know how to do that. >> i will call a few more cards before you speak.
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did go on up to the podium. [list of names] >> good evening. i am the acting executive director and also we are a member of the jobs coalition, and i just want to say thank you for this forum. it has been a long time coming, and we hope this is the beginning of more good things to come and that we get the other supervisors on board and this gets past three i happen to
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notice with this ordinance passing, and i really want to get this passed, because we are dealing with union members who are out of work. the area is really hard hit, and people are out of work and looking for work, so this is a grand opportunity for the unions. people are anxious to worker union job. i think there is some common ground where we can work together and work this out.
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>> thank you very much. >> your comment was a good one and did put a lot of people to work, and that was a good example and a good model. we all agreed to have a local hire ring, but bear in mind our contractors are under collective bargaining agreement, and it can work. a comment one brothers made was about new projects. that would help. that goes without saying. i think all of us working together, that can happen.
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as far as the 50% mandate, i am all for local hiring, but i think is high. i think we can all work together on this. >> next speaker please >> i want to thank you for this legislation you could forward. this is ground-breaking legislation you have, and it has been a certain way for so long you are going to meet all kinds of resistance, but we do not
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want you to stop. i like the legislation. i do not have a problem with 50%, because i am usually 100% anyway. my problem is i cannot hire anyone. as far as businesses are concerned, the only place we are able to work is here in san francisco any way. the legislation you are proposing is a great benefit to me. all my work is here anyway, and why shouldn't it be? my other constituents are very resistant to this, because it is ground-breaking what you are proposing today. i live where i work, and i
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received that i cannot hire anyone. i thank you all for this. >> next speaker please. >> i think our focus is wrong. the heart breaking stories and the good intentions i think are going to make problematic
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problems. -- policies. here we have a charge -- a charge. you can see it has been plummeting. over here we will take a look of public works. you see the same affect. the report i think it is important to look at -- you take a look at the construction work force. you have a whole lot of people in san francisco -- three- quarters is not working in public works. you have people working in
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private residential, and you have a highly skilled workforce in public works. and you take a look get the report with what we are doing with apprentices. what we see is apprentices in san francisco are more diverse than the population as well as a construction population for just about everyone. last we have the gender diversity as well by far did -- by far beating what you have in the regular labour market. make sure not to cut off your own hands. it is unfortunate we have to raise objections to this -- >> thank you. next speaker please.
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>> our city is standing up in support of local hiring mandates. localization -- anyone in the environmental movement knows localization is the word. the more workers are in the community, the less commuting, the less pollution, and the more the economic situation is better for the community because the money circulates a lot more within the community, so the whole mantra is global and -- is localization. the other thing i want to talk about is how important this is to actually strengthening
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unions. right now in the united states, unions are taking it on the chin. with the democrats in charge of the legislature and the presidency, we could not get checks past. we make sure we put people in the union. we make sure we have local solidarity that will strengthen the unions. they need to look of the long term, and with -- if we had 50% of the people at ground zero talking -- knocking on nancy pelosi pause door talking about holland richard about how this was, that would strengthen them. the trades need to share the pain with everybody's so we can get a much better ground for all people in this country.
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>> i will call the rest of the cards, and everyone else can please come up. in the unknown we live to enjoy another victory ♪ michael: and there he is, ladies and gentlemen, the leader of the nexus. a man who will face randy orton for the wwe championship at survivor series. john cena will be the special guest referee. and of course, the rest of nexus out here as well. welcome everybody, welcome to monday night law. jerry the king lallser not here. jerry recovering from a knee injury. but i'm joined by josh mathews. josh: it's great to be here,
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being so close to john cena. you can feel just how uncomfortable cena is with having to answer to that man, the lead over nexus, wade barrett. michael: and you can feel how uncomfortable the wwe universe is with john cena being a part of nexus as well. >> john, thank you very much for that outstanding introduction, i could not have said it better myself. but then again, i did write it for you. ladies and gentlemen, the prodigal son has returned. and what better way to celebrate my upcoming championship reign than by having a preview of the championship celebration right here tonight. [cheers and applause]
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>> yeah, that's right, manchester, there is going to be a big, big party and you're all invited. [cheers and applause] >> but before the nexus hoists me victoriously upon their shoulders, before we get ahead adelanten. tenemos que atender ciertos asuntos. >> será posible que esté en el nombre de cena en el suelo de él? >> ilusionado. >> ahí. un par de situaciones de lo pasado. sobre los cuales tengo que estar. con acción y se levanta solo. la lucha más grande y cinco tras
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cinco. ha habido stración. y con la bolsa. le da el triunfo. en smackdown! partido en dos. más al frente. >> david. la próxima vez que sigas, olvidarte de mi autoridad como líder. y la próxima ve has been at evee one up, i think, of the graduation class is in citybuil d. he comes up and says look around this room. that is what you are going to be part of. hopper of toi always stay and lt
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because that is what people want to be part of. i know that your heart -- i know we will work this out. they need and want this to be -- if we do not bring people back in -- he always talks about schools and high schools. we also have to start there. when we hear this from the unions, that is one side. they are negotiators. we are trying to get to some place. i believe we will get there. supervisor avalos: thank you.
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the coalition is called local sf. it is local opportunities for community and labor. this is not about creating a cover media slogan to bring people together. there has been a huge mine behind this legislation. it comes out of the labor movement. we are from working-class backgrounds. we want to make this work. i believe we are promoting good public jobs. we need to make our local investments work to have local benefit for contractors, for people who need work, for our environment, our local businesses. that is behind this. we can make it happen. i do appreciate everyone's time here today. it took a long time. we got started at 3:00, and after after we -- an hour after we initially intended to start. thank you for your stories,
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people who are dealing with unemployment, stories of people who have struggled to find employment. we are going to move this forward in your spirit to make this work. this item i would like to continue to the call of the chair. i think we are working out the actual details of when we are going to have it heard again. we have the holiday coming up. but we can work around our multiple schedules. chairperson maxwell: we will make it work. this will be held to the call of the chair. madame clerk, is there any further business before this committee? >> there are no further items. chairperson maxwell: thank you all for holding in and staying. thank you harlan for puc. thank you everybody for staying. the meeting is adjourned.
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>> i have been a cable car grip for 21 years. i am a third generation.
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my grand farther and my dad worked over in green division for 27. i guess you could say it's blood. >> come on in. have a seat. hold on. i like it because i am standing up. i am outside without a roof over my head and i see all kinds of people. >> you catch up to people you know from the past. you know. went to school with. people that you work with at other jobs. military or something. kind of weird. it's a small word, you be. like i said, what do people do when they come to san francisco? they ride a cable car. >> california line starts in the financial district.
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people are coming down knobbhill. the cable car picks people up. takes them to work. >> there still is no other device to conquer these hills better than a cable car. nobody wanted to live up here because you had to climb up here. with the invention of the cable car, these hills became accessible. he watched horses be dragged to death. cable cars were invent in san francisco to solve the problem with it's unique, vertically challenged terrain. we are still using cars a
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century old >> the old cable car is the most unique thing, it's still going. it was a good design by then and is still now. if we don't do something now. it's going to be worse later. >> the cable cars are built the same as they were in the late 1800's. we use a modern machinery. we haven't changed a thing. it's just how we get there. >> it's a time consuming job. we go for the quality rather than the production. we take pride in our work and it shows in the end product. >> the california line is mostly locals. the commuters in the morning, i see a lot of the same people.
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we don't have as tourists. we are coming up to street to chinatown. since 1957, we are the only city in the world that runs cable cars. these cars right here are part of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable
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car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go
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