Tag Archives: Urban Jobs Task Force

A Closer Look Behind I-81’s Inequity

By Michael Garcia The Urban Jobs Task Force met with Le Moyne College to present on I-81’s future for the city and how the community can be involved. Deka Dancil, president of the UJTF, shared concerns over the group’s relationship with some members of the “Big Table,” assembled last August by Mayor Ben Walsh. Dancil says how all of the ... Read More »

A Share of the Jobs

Hope remains as Urban Jobs Task Force pushes for local hiring for I-81 By Michael Garcia Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Imagine life in the near future, five years from now or even 10. Where will you be? Where will our community be? The question is: will this community be in a better position when the Interstate 81 viaduct is removed than we are today?The upcoming $2 billion tear down of the viaduct offers an enticing promise of opportunity: well-paying construction ... Read More »

Rooted in Activism

Aggie Lane has worked to fight racism for decades with the Urban Jobs Task Force Read More »

Price Rite Project

VIP Structures, others celebrate its report on hiring of minority and lower-income workers The community had its eyes on the Price Rite project as it finally came together last year. And on the people who built it. What did they see? A job site like no other, says Russell Mike, whose construction company got some of the work as a ... Read More »

Urban Jobs Task Force Asks 'What If'?

On Dec. 8, 1994, the Rolling Stones played at the Carrier Dome as part of their Voodoo Lounge tour. Their opening act was the then hot band Spin Doctors, whose final song was their Top 10 hit “Two Princes,” a catchy tune with the refrain “if you,” which could be summarized as follows: “if you want to call me baby, ... Read More »