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Activists Rally For D.C. Hires On City Construction Projects

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A D.C. law guaranteeing local jobs for District-funded projects has prompted a legal challenge and now a protest.

Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council strengthened the law last year that  requires that local residents be hired to work on city funded construction projects.

This prompted a lawsuit from builders and contractors who argue that the law is unconstitutional and that it hasn't created any local jobs. The industry leaders have called on the city to instead focus on training workers. 

D.C. Council member Michael Brown and other supporters of the measure will hold a "rally for jobs and justice" at the wilson building later today. 

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