King County Community Workforce Agreement

Career and employment are important to a community that seeks race and social justice. This reflects the importance of working on a construction project for a neighborhood school that can attend its own child and having a high-wage career that gives financial stability to stay in your own neighborhood and at home and thus enjoy the school you have built. Seattle Public Schools has launched a Priority Hire program with a Student and Community Work Agreement (SCWA). Although similar to Seattle, Sound Transit and King County, this program introduces new historical and revolutionary initiatives. The SCWA is one of the first in the country to create a direct pipeline for students and their families, as well as for different workers and communities. Opportunity, Seattle Public Schools` New Student and Community Workforce Agreement from Seattle Public Schools TV on Vimeo. Non-traditional construction workers: The construction site may have a difficult culture for LGBTQIA+ and women, blacks, and other workers who may not have many workers who look like them. In addition to site protection measures and union representation on these covered sites, SPS construction contracts for projects worth $1 million or more will soon include provisions that expect an adequate construction site. SPS intends to continue to pay attention to the possibilities to ensure a respectful construction site.

Virtual workshops are offered to anyone interested in Priority Hire and SCWA. SCWA is a negotiated contract between local construction unions and Seattle public schools. Read the contractors` expectations and requirements. Find the presentation of the workshop on Tuesday, November 17. In recent years, few Seattle residents or county alumni have had jobs in our major school construction projects. Following traditional training and employment systems does not put our students, family workers and others with racial or social barriers at the top of the line. Seattle Public Schools has more than a billion dollars in current taxes with more in future taxes. This keeps our school buildings up to date, but it also provides opportunities that we hope they can return to for students, families, residents and communities.

But that $1 billion is still a fraction of the job opportunities in our region. Perhaps even more important is the preparation it offers for internships in other public or private works contracts. Construction workers: You don`t have to be a union to be hired for these projects, but you will work during the working hours and receive union benefits. . . .