Portland’s CBA is a powerful tool to overcome the historical under representation of minorities
and women in the construction industry, both at the worker and contractor levels. It is a proven, effective instrument to help create a more livable and inclusive community for all by facilitating the City’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. The development of the CBA has forged a powerful political coalition, with the ability to advance policies, processes, and strategies that promote and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. However, the work of the CBA has only begun. In order to realize its promise, the CBA must be extended to additional projects – such as the Washington Park Improvements Project – in order to realize the City’s commitment to achieving economic equity in both the construction trades and the larger economy.
• What is the CBA? (infographics)