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File #: 19-1804    Version: 1 Name: Resolution: Urging/Support for displaced NHA security officers (MC)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 11/4/2019 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 12/4/2019 Final action: 12/4/2019
Title: Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Urging/Supporting Purpose: Urging/Support for displaced NHA security officers due to a change of contractors, ensure they are offered work at NHA and establish policies strengthening protections from displacement and wage and benefit standards. Sponsor(s): Council President, Mildred C. Crump Additional Information:
Sponsors: Mildred C. Crump, LaMonica R. McIver
Attachments: 1. 19-1804 certified resolution.pdf
Title
Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Urging/Supporting
Purpose: Urging/Support for displaced NHA security officers due to a change of contractors, ensure they are offered work at NHA and establish policies strengthening protections from displacement and wage and benefit standards.
Sponsor(s): Council President, Mildred C. Crump
Additional Information:

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WHEREAS, the Municipal Council of the City of Newark has learned that the Newark Housing Authority does not require bidders to adhere to prevailing wage and benefit standards; and

WHEREAS, in June 2019, The Newark Housing Authority terminated its contract with Allied Universal Security Services, LLC, a company which paid $12.50 an hour and provided health insurance for employees with no co-premium and other fringe benefits; and

WHEREAS, the work formerly performed by Allied was given to Pro Cops and Prime Security and as a result 60 Newark Housing Authority subcontracted security officers lost their wage and benefits rates as Pro Cops and Prime pays $12.00/hour; and

WHEREAS, at least 30 experienced security officers, lost their jobs; and

WHEREAS, these workers now face economic hardship and the Newark Housing Authority has lost experienced workers who knew the neighborhoods and residents; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Council of the City Newark has adopted prevailing wage and benefit standards, as well as displaced worker protection, for its own contracting and believes that all Newark residents should have good family-sustaining jobs; and

WHEREAS, prevailing wage and benefit standards are essential to recruit and retain high quality workers who can provide the security services desperately needed by Newark residents.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK ,NEW JERSE...

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