The Wharf

The redevelopment of Washington, D.C.'s waterfront is one of the largest real estate development projects in the district's history, and one of the most subsidized. The project, marketed as The Wharf, has received $300 million in subsidies from the District of Columbia government, yet meaningful steps to ensure quality jobs and benefits for District residents have been overlooked.

The project did not include project labor agreements or labor peace agreements, which would have ensured better wages and benefits for construction workers, reduced instances of wage theft and increased transparency.

The District of Columbia government should do more to ensure that District workers and residents benefit from all economic development projects.

PUBLICATIONS AND TESTIMONY

High-Road Development: Building Prosperity for Workers and the District

PDF icon Testimony of D.C./Baltimore Building Trades Organizing Committee - Nov. 2, 2017

PDF icon Testimony of UNITE HERE Local 25 - Nov. 6, 2017
Testimony of Dida El-Sourady, UNITE HERE Local 25

PDF icon Testimony of Laborers International Union of North America Local 11 - Nov. 9, 2017