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Favoritism At the Expense of Affordable Housing

Developers who bend to pressure to build union-only on private projects are costing the state opportunities to add affordable housing at a quick pace, argues MCA in an opinion piece in Commonwealth Magazine.

"No one is saying block union workers from affordable housing construction. Rather, developers should be encouraged to seek bids from all qualified contractors, regardless of union affiliation. This reduces the excuse that financial pressures lead to more lucrative commercial and high-end residential housing and less affordable housing production.

"When money is wasted in construction, less is built. Whether its schools or affordable housing, the lost potential is real and shameful."



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