Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

All is not well downtown, union-wise

(Photo: Downtown DC BID.)

Apparently the street workers (Safety/Hospitality and Maintenance) for the Downtown DC BID voted to be represented by a union, but the BID hasn't moved forward in negotiating.

The union decided to hold a rally outside the scheduled session for the release of the BID's annual report about the "State of Downtown."

So the BID cancelled the event/public release of the document, scheduled for tomorrow.


-- "Ushering the Future," article about SAMs from the Downtown DC BID newsletter
-- "SAM workers rally for a contract," Washington DC Metro Council, AFL-CIO

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