FANNIE LEWIS ORDINANCE

Construction WorkerHELPING TO PROTECT CLEVELAND JOBS
The Fannie M. Lewis Resident Employment Law

Chapter 188 of the City of Cleveland’s Ordinance Requirements is simple – it requires major city contractors to have a workforce of at least 20% Clevelanders.

The Fannie M. Lewis Resident Employment Law – named after legendary City Councilwoman Fannie M. Lewis – more specifically states that for public construction projects within the city, 20% of the work hours performed on a given contract must be reserved for City of Cleveland residents, and 4% of that 20% must be reserved for low-income Cleveland residents.

The law further states, “The percentage levels … are intended as minimum requirements for use of Residents under Construction Contracts and shall not be construed as limiting or deferring the full use of Residents beyond this numerical level.”

The city’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) monitors compliance with Chapter 188 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Cleveland.

This ordinance is being used with major city projects including the Horseshoe Casino, the Medical Mart and University Hospitals … but with its actions at Campus Village, Cleveland State University is circumventing this vital law!

CHAPTER 188 – FANNIE M. LEWIS CLEVELAND RESIDENT EMPLOYMENT LAW
View the Fannie M. Lewis Ordinance that sets standards for the employment of Cleveland residents on construction projects within the city. Click here.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Download The City of Cleveland’s “Notice to Bidders” outlining Fannie Lewis Ordinance requirements: Click here.