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Union sues to get addresses of Music City Center workers

by News on November 17, 2011

in State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By Brandon Gee/The Tennessean

A local union that wants to know whether Music City Center has lived up to its billing as a local job-creator has sued Metro for access to personal information about workers on the 16-acre site downtown.

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 369, which covers Middle and West Tennessee, submitted requests to Nashville’s Convention Center Authority in December and January for the certified payroll records of contractors on the largest municipal project in Nashville history.

The purpose for the requests was to investigate and determine “whether contractors on the … project were paying proper wages to their employees … and whether said contractors were living up to commitments to hire employees from the local workforce,” according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Davidson County Chancery Court.


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