CBA PowerPoint for Marvin Thomas

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WIN-WIN-WIN:
THE ADVANTAGES OF CBA'S FOR THE
COMMUNITY, DEVELOPERS,
GOVERNMENT AND YOU!
THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION
PERSPECTIVE
Marvin Thomas
Pres. of Southbridge Civic
Association
WILMINGTON, DE: THE COMMUNITY OF
SOUTHBRIDGE
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residential community in 1860's
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original inhabitants = Polish
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current inhabitants = African Americans
WILMINGTON, DE: THE COMMUNITY OF
SOUTHBRIDGE
SERVICE PROVIDERS
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Neighborhood House
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Child Care
Seniors
Hentretta Johnson Medical Center
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Community-Based Health Provider
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
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Labor Unions
International Longshoreman’s Association
 Laborer’s Union Local 199
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Churches
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12-14 Community Churches
Southbridge Civic Association
History
 Members
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(Image: a historic church of
Wilmington)
Community Benefit Agreements

Julian Gross: Partnership for Working Families
 Half-Day
Seminar
 Website of CBA Documents
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Ken Kristl
 Widener
Law School Faculty
 CBA Drafter
(Image: Compost plant)
South Wilmington Coalition for a
Sustainable Community: Mission
Mission = Ensure that economic development and land use
planning decisions affecting South Wilmington bring
measurable, permanent improvement to the lives of residents
Vision = A vibrant, thriving community attainable for low to
moderate income families by advocacy for living wages,
employment, economic and business ownership opportunities
Values = Equity, Accountability, Integrity, Inclusiveness, and
Empowerment
South Wilmington Coalition for a
Sustainable Community: Objectives
Negotiating CBAs with private and public sector
developers
Securing the use of union labor and labor entities that
incorporate training and apprenticeship opportunities
Livable wages for jobs created with a preference for
full-time, permanent jobs to be located in the community
Advocating for environmentally sound policies and
practices
Negotiating the CBA: Benefits for the
Southbridge Community
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Team Members
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Community Benefits
 20%
construction for minority contractors
 20% jobs, fulltime/part time for local area residents
 On-going support for 20-year SAMP
 Designated truck route, $500 fine
 24-hour toll free hotline
Negotiating the CBA: Benefits for the
Developer
(1) Support request for zoning variances
(2) Support request for infrastructure assistance
(3) Local support for state permits
Ongoing CBA Benefits: The Process
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Southbridge Civic Association Manual
 Contents
 Planned
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Uses
Port Contractors CBA: March 2011
 Benefits
 Community
Satisfaction with Business Neighbors

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