is there anything else?
We don’t recall any sailing event getting hammered as badly as the upcoming AC is. Does it ever end?
City agencies are looking into the hiring and payment practices of an America’s Cup event production contractor previously caught letting its roving workforce be paid less than San Francisco’s minimum wage. The inquiries were prompted by complaints from local unions crying foul about compliance with the terms of last winter’s assiduously discussed labor agreement between City Hall and organizers of the sailing regatta.
Instead of paying prevailing wages and hiring at least 20 percent local workers as the current America’s Cup labor pact requires, union organizers say, portions of the event are being staged by a contractor they suspect is using out-of-state and potentially nonunion laborers from Texas or Virginia. Union officials surmise that these workers are being paid less than prevailing wages for their work setting up tents, bleachers and other temporary infrastructure on the San Francisco waterfront at Crissy Field, Marina Green and Aquatic Park. The City’s prevailing wages for such work vary by task. Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: