Community Benefits Agreement

Portland City Council mandates diversity in public construction

A new policy passed by Portland City Council will increase participation of women and minorities as workers and contractors on public construction projects.

Portland ready to move on Community Benefits Agreement

After months of hibernation, a plan to increase opportunities for women and minorities in construction will go to Portland City Council Nov. 8.


At the City of Portland, a group of managers rewrote a project labor agreement template — by taking out the ‘labor’.

Portland’s model Community Benefits Agreement could be replaced with ‘CEIP’

Building trades officials say City of Portland managers want to bypass a union-backed agreement that provides more opportunities for women and minority construction workers.