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    :: Friday, December 16, 2005 ::

    Women, minority workers sought on waterfront construction - Portland Business Journal, OR
    Among other details, the agreement calls for participants to:

    * adopt a phased work force diversity goal of 35 percent, on a project-by-project basis, by the end of 2014;
    * increase the diverse work force participation by increasing union apprenticeship enrollment and journeymen completion rates by the end of 2014; and
    * adopt implementation targets based on total apprentice and journeyman work hours for each construction trade on a project by project basis.

    Other participants in the agreement include River Campus Investors, North Macadam Inc., the International Union of Engineers Local 701, Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 290 and Electricians Local 48.
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