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25% of service contracts to minority/disadvantaged business

As part of the agreement to build Fiserv Forum, Lasry led the workforce development efforts to make sure that people often left out of major construction work got a chance to expand skills, find jobs, and build wealth. Lasry's plan required 40% of workers on the project to consist of people underemployed or unemployed for the previous five years and at least 25% of service contracts to be awarded to minority and/or disadvantaged businesses.

While others just talk about raising wages, Alex turned his words into actions. He led negotiations for a historic project labor agreement that included provisions to hire women and minorities that are often underrepresented among union workers. The Bucks also included an agreement to implement a $15 minimum wage for Fiserv Forum workers no later than 2023. The Bucks achieved this goal early, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2020.

Source: 2022 Wisconsin Senate campaign website AlexLasry.com , Nov 16, 2019

Pass the PRO Act to protect unions, empower workers

Congress must also pass the PRO Act to ??protect unions, empower workers, and hold big businesses accountable. Progressive values are good for business and the PRO Act will ensure that projects like what he did in Milwaukee can happen across the country.

Unions make businesses better. Unions protect our workers, and make workplaces safer, stronger, and better. We need to create a workers' bill of rights to safeguard workers' right to fair working hours, safe working conditions, and humane treatment. We need to safeguard unions and protect workers for generations to come. We are currently one of the only campaigns in the country that has a unionized campaign staff because we practice what we preach.

Source: 2022 Wisconsin Senate campaign website AlexLasry.com , Nov 16, 2019

We pay all our employees family-sustaining wages

We also don't just talk about a $15 minimum wage; we turned our promise into action. The Bucks pay all our employees at the Bucks' Arena family-sustaining wages because we know that paying our employees fairly is not only the right thing to do, but also translates to higher productivity. Progressive values are good business.
Source: 2022 Wisconsin Senate campaign website AlexLasry.com , Nov 16, 2019

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