WooSox Ballpark: Worcester deserves Community Benefits Agreement

It’s official.  A stadium is being built in Worcester.  This is good news for job creation and our coalition wants to make sure this economic development is also real community development.

Read our letter to Pawsox Owners that over 38 community organizations have signed on to.

Here some of the recent news about our coalition’s involvement in the Ballpark discussion:

Worcester News Tonight Interviews

https://youtu.be/MRkyIgfXgIk?t=279

Updated: Worcester labor group weighs in on planned PawSox move to city

https://worcestermag.com/2018/08/27/updated-worcester-labor-group-weighs-in-on-planned-pawsox-move-to-city/61898

 Local labor group calls for community input on WooSox project

http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20180827/NEWS01/180829953

Labor Coalition will be a watchdog in baseball stadium project

http://www.telegram.com/news/20180827/labor-coalition-will-be-watchdog-in-baseball-stadium-project

Most at Worcester ballpark development hearing say it could boost city

Worcester Works Press Conference

Thank you for joining us to advocate for good jobs, racial and economic justice, through the Worcester Works Campaign at a media conference: 12:30pm on Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Media Coverage:

Clive McFarlane: Voices for economic, social justice raised in Worcester

http://www.telegram.com/news/20180831/clive-mcfarlane-voices-for-economic-social-justice-raised-in-worcester

Worcester News Tonight:

Future Focus Media Cooperative full press conference video:

Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunities

Consider joining a construction union career. You’ll be able to say “I Built That”. Apprenticeships available, especially for women and ppl of color.   This project is in collaboration with Worcester Roots, the Central Mass Workforce Investment Board and Indigenous Peoples’ Network. More info about the announcement here.

Information Sessions about Building Trades Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs: Lookout for more info sessions in fall 2018.   2017 Flyer here.

Download The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Construction Apprentice here!

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Coalition members awarded “Equal Opportunities” grant

WCLC member, Worcester Roots, along with Indigenous Peoples’ Network and the Workforce Investment Board of Central Mass were awarded a Equal Opportunity in the Construction Trades Grant from the Attorney General’s office at the State.

AG’s Press release here.

The funds originated from a judgment won by New England Regional Council of Carpenters through the AG’s False Claims Division secured with CTA Construction Company.

Information Sessions about Building Trades Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs:

  1. Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 5:30pm at Stone Soup Community Center, 4 King St, Worcester.
  2. Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 10:00am in the Saxe Room at the Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Sq., Worcester

Diesel Technician Training Program

FREE PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING FOR A $50,000/YEAR CAREER!

Applicant Requirements:

  • Worcester Resident
  • 18-55 years of age
  • Low-Income
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Clean Criminal Record

Information Sessions will be held:

Tuesday, August 30th at 2:30pm-4:30pm and Thursday, September 1st at 2:30pm-4:30pm at South High Community School 170 Apricot Dr. Worcester, MA 01603

Classes will be held Tues., Wed., and Thurs. 2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. October 11 to December 22, 2016 at South High Community School

For questions or Information Session registration, please contact: Kelsey Lamoureux at 508-373-7641 or Lamoureuxk@worcesterma.gov

Diesel Tech Info Session Flyer (PDF)

Diesel Tech Info Session Flyer

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