The Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) connects Minorities, Women, Disadvantaged Workers to High Paying Union Construction Careers. Communities of color support the CBA because they see it as a way to do things differently and create opportunities:
- Fair access to construction union apprenticeship training and jobs.
- Follow through – oversight and monitoring, by a collaborative committee of community, union and industry partners, to help maintain worker diversity and continued employment.
- CBA funds support outreach, recruitment and training for community members.
- Fair treatment on job sites, union benefits, long term support services, mentoring, steady work and career advancement.
How will the CBA work for you?
- Pre-apprenticeship and community partners recruit and prepare diverse community members for CBA construction projects, through foundational construction training and education at no cost to the workers.
- With initial training, community members get access to the Union Apprenticeship “earn while you learn” training system, which helps low-income workers build good careers in the construction trades.
What can I do to help?
Talk to community members about the CBA.
For more information, please contact:
• Connie Ashbrook, Executive Director Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
phone: 503-335-8200 ext. 22 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Debra Lindsay, Urban League of Portland.
phone: 503-280-2600 ext. 640 email: email@example.com