Wage requirements in Providence TSA proposal pit developers against unions

Updated at 4:59 p.m.

A PROPOSAL to require developers who receive city tax breaks to abide by state prevailing wage laws has stirred controversy between developers and union representatives. Lack of wage standards was a source of criticism for the Tax Stabilization Agreement for the Hotel Hive project slated for the former Providence Journal building, pictured above. / COURTESY ABDO DEVELOPMENT
PROVIDENCE – A proposal to add wage and labor requirements for developers whose projects receive property tax breaks in the city has fanned flames of longstanding disagreements between developers and union representatives. At issue is how much the city can and should set requirements on developers whose projects are awarded tax stabilization agreements, and whether…
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