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  O-5
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  March 2, 2015
COUNCILLOR SIMMONS

WHEREAS: The City of Cambridge has a solid reputation as an employer that treats its workers with dignity and fairness, and which can rightly boast that its workers are paid prevailing wages and given access to affordable health care coverage; and
    
WHEREAS: In the past year, the issue of the outsourcing of a number of the City's custodial positions to outside vendors has been raised by a number of concerned parties, and workers' rights advocates have cited concerns over rate of pay, job security, and advancement opportunities for those in these positions;  now therefore be it  
    

ORDERED:

That the Economic Development and University Relations Committee schedule a meeting to discuss the City's practices surrounding the outsourcing of its custodial positions; and be it further
     

ORDERED:

That the Economic Development and University Relations Committee consider making recommendations to ensure that all positions hired directly by the City of Cambridge or by outside vendors uphold the same high employment that the City urges all businesses to uphold.  

    

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