The City of Baltimore passed a local hire law effective December 31, 2103 (Council Bill 12-0159). That law applies to city contracts of more than $300,000, and to projects on which the city provides more than $5 million in subsidies. Contractors awarded contracts on covered projects must fill at least 51% of new hires with residents of Baltimore City.
Brown-Tisdale has notified Local 24 that its Exelon Project on Willis Street in Baltimore City is covered by this law. Therefore, when calling for manpower on the Exelon Project, Brown-Tisdale MAY be required to request residents of Baltimore City. When and if it does, Local 24 will offer the call to the next available resident of Baltimore City.