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Andrade Says He’ll Seek Injunction Over Local Hiring

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A community organization will be in court on Monday, seeking an injunction to recind the labor agreement that covers hiring at the Maritime Commerce Terminal Project in the South End.

Speaking on WBSM’s Mid-Day Magazine, John “Buddy” Andrade of Old Bedford Village Development Corp. says the bottom line is, there are not enough local people working on that project….

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Mayor Jon Mitchell was asked about local hiring yesterday during his own radio program. He says both Fall River and Quincy have tried to push the issue on state-funded projects, and have been unsucessful….

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Mitchell says he also wants to see more local hiring but his hands are tied when it comes to publicly funded projects.  Mitchell says his administration continues to work with labor unions to create apprenticeship programs for non-union workers.

Andrade however remains unconvinced. He says he’ll be at New Bedford Superior Court on Monday, seeking the injunction.

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