'Get It Right Bill' Town Hall Event Next Tue 3/30 6 pm

Next Tuesday, the Town Hall event to launch the campaign for the "Get It Right Bill" in Nashville will be held at 6 pm virtually on Zoom. This critical piece of legislation will improve safety on our city's construction sites and make sure workers have a seat at the table. We encourage all ours members and supporters to attend to demonstrate our community and our movement's strong support for this bill.

Click here to register FOR THE "GET IT RIGHT BILL" TOWN HALL now!

When black and brown workers die, go unpaid by dishonest subcontractors, get exposed to COVID-19, or get exploited by a temp agency, there are no consequences for contractors. When contractors invest in healthcare, safety, training, and apprenticeships, they get no credit. As the largest annual customer, Metro sets the standard for the whole industry.

Jennifer Enamorado talks about her brother, Gustavo Enrique Ramirez, who died at 16 after falling 11 stories while working at a Nashville construction site. Ramirez helped to introduce the Get It Right Bill to push for increased worksite safety in the wake of the incident that took her brother's life.

This important legislation, sponsored by worker champion Councilmember Sandra Sepulveda, reimagines our city's construction standards by:

  1. Including workers and community voices on the Procurement Standards Board
  2. Cutting ties with low-road contractors guilty of major OSHA violations, wage theft , or violations of labor/civil rights laws.
  3. Offering incentives to high-road contractors who invest in OSHA training, apprenticeships, health care, and workers compensation.
  4. Establishing basic standards for Metro contractors, including COVID-19 safety , OSHA training , and pathways to permanent positions for temporary workers.

Please support this campaign today by helping us spread the word and signing up to attend the community launch event Tues, 3/30! Together we will #GetItRightNashville.

Nashville Building Trades Council President Eric Coons speaks on the critical role the Get It Right Bill will play in increasing safety and welfare for Nashville workers.