Tuesday, November 3, 2009

TOUCH 106.1 FM Boston and KingCast question on YouTube: A blatant violation of Boston Residency Jobs policy on Election Day?

It sure seems like a violation of the Boston Residents Job Policy, since when was Boston 90% white? What, no qualified black or other minorities to be found? I counted 11 white helmets and one black one. On neighboring Tremont street it was 6 white helmets, none black. Whomever wins this evening will have to answer to this:

We at TOUCH 106.1 FM are pleased to hear Candidates Flaherty/Yoon and Mayor Menino promise to uphold the Boston hiring policy. We will be closely monitoring this situation because by what we saw today through the KingCast cameras, was the usual one in ten ratio:

One black man (and no women) doing the lifting while everyone else stands on shovels, sits in trucks and delegates responsibility. The video and pictures don’t lie. The Candidates had better not be lying, either, or else we will start filing complaints with the EEOC, DOJ and U.S. Attorneys on the Executive Order 11375 and 11246 tip.


  1. Employment Standards

    The Boston Residents Construction Employment Standards as set forth in the Mayor's Executive Order of July, l985 entitled The Executive Order Extending the Boston Residents Jobs Policy, attached hereto as Exhibit A and adopted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on July 26, l985. Specifically, the Executive Order requires that the Developer's Construction Employment Plan shall ensure that on a craft by craft basis for construction employment for the Project, the following Boston Residents Construction Employment Standards are met:

    1. at least fifty (50) percent of the total employee worker hours in each trade shall be by bona-fide Boston Residents.
    2. at least twenty-five (25) percent of the total employee worker hours in each trade shall be by minorities; and
    3. at least ten (l0) percent of the total employee worker hours in each trade shall be by women.

    For the purpose of this Plan, employees shall include persons filling apprenticeship and on-the-job training positions.

  2. From the second post:

    Eileen Boyle - Save Our City said...

    Remember, there are three separate issues involing the Boston Resident Standards -

    1) Boston Resident Construction Employment

    2)Boston Residency Ordinance, which requires city workers to live in the city while employed-Menino has cowered to the unions and as of Feb/2008 employees only have to live in the city for 10 of those years of employment. This ordinance is not a condition of bargaining it is a condition of employment -

    3) BPS seats are still going to children outside the city, especially Boston Latin. Remember - you the tax payer are paying the salaries of city workers.