City of Boston
- The Ordinance establishing the Boston Resident Jobs Policy was passed in 1983.
- In January 2017, the City of Boston raised its target for women’s participation in construction within the City to 12% of work hours. Information on the Boston Resident Jobs Policy is available here. Enforcement data are available here.
- The Boston Employment Commission oversees the Ordinance. It meets the on the third Wednesday of the month from 1-3 PM in City Hall. Meetings are currently on zoom.
- Cambridge established a goal of 10% women’s hours on construction in 1987.
- Cambridge Employment Plan
- Workforce Participation Requirements (255 residents/25 people of color/10 women) “No less than ten percent of the total employee worker hours shall be performed by women.”
- In 2019, the City of Springfield revised the Responsible Employer Ordinance to set minimum hiring goals of 35% for residents, 20% for people of color, 10% for women and 5% for public construction projects in excess of $500,000, including new schools.
- These changes followed the completion of PGTI’s Springfield Construction Industry Disparity Study.
- Following the completion of the Worcester Construction Workforce Disparity Study by PGTI in 2019, the city of Worcester raised their goals for hours on construction to 10% for women and 38% for people of color.
Massachusetts, Commonwealth of
- Administrative Bulletin 14 on Workforce Goals, 2009
- By statute, the state Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) is required to include contractors’ records of compliance with workforce participation goals when certifying them for state bidding. M.G.L. c. 149, § 44D(3). At the current time (12/2021) there is no evidence of compliance by DCAMM with this law.
- The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is legally responsible for enforcing Executive Order, 11246 (and subsequent federal regulations) which set the target of 6.9% women’s hours on federally funded construction in 1978. Compliance Assistance Guides are available here.
- Office of Apprenticeship
- OSHA– Occupational Safety and Health Administration- “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees”