Jobs for Syracuse


We, the undersigned, believe that poverty hurts our city and our neighborhoods. Good jobs are the building blocks of vibrant neighborhoods. Therefore, we urge the Syracuse Common Council to pass a Resident Employment Ordinance requiring that, when the city contracts for construction, service and public works projects over $100,000, at least 20% of the contracted work hours go to Syracuse residents, and half of those hours go to city residents of stressed neighborhoods. 

Upon passage of a Resident Employment Ordinance, we must urge the Mayor to sign this ordinance and ensure that the law is implemented. This petition is a project of the Urban Jobs Task Force. 

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Virginia Weisar
Jay Lambrix
joshua bigley
Irene Aurora Flores

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signed 2021-04-22 14:06:32 -0400
signed 2016-12-15 12:05:58 -0500
Hello, I am interested in getting involved with the Green Party and environmental/social activist groups in Syracuse. I am currently a graduate student at SUNY ESF and I am looking for a part-time job or paid internship.
signed 2016-02-10 01:36:09 -0500
All projects under or over $100,000 should be reserved for Syracuse or Onondaga County residents.
signed 2015-07-17 00:40:21 -0400
I volunteer for the Faith Hope Community Center on the Southside. The founders as well as a Board Member wrote some Common Councilors to request a meeting about this issue. Our letter went unanswered.
As a political party we work to establish political action based on cooperation, rather than exploitation, on conservation rather than consumption, and on sustainability rather than short-term gain. We believe in an alternative, independent politics.