A report by Interfaith Worker Justice and Good Jobs First as part of the Gulf Coast Commission on Reconstruction Equity.
The Gulf Coast Commission on Reconstruction Equity has brought together both local and national people of faith, contracting specialists, academics, community and labor advocates to:
- Evaluate the Gulf Coast cleanup and rebuilding contracts and promote ethical contracting standards and incentive packages, including hiring local and minority contractors.
- Promote strong labor standards, including enforcing prevailing wages, overtime,and health and safety laws.
- Support public policy options to expedite job training and apprenticeships, firstsource hiring and housing for people displaced and disenfranchised by Hurricanes
Katrina, Rita and Wilma.