Our History

Our History

  • 1978- Founded by the late and former Councilor Chuck Turner and forty-two community organizations
  • 1979- authored Boston Resident Jobs Policy (BRJP) with Mayor White. It became the 1st BRJP Ordinance establishing a benchmark for the hire of (50% Boston Residents, 25% minorities, 10% women)
  • 1985/1986- Revised BRJP agreement with Mayor Flynn to also include construction project in the downtown area receiving any form of assistance from the City of Boston
  • 2012- Relaunched Boston Jobs Coalition
  • 2013- Picketed Tropical Foods Market construction sites in Nubian Square for BRJP Non-Compliance
  • 2014- Staged “Roxbury Rally for Good Jobs”
  • 2015- BJC Good Jobs Standard (GJS) approved by Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee
  • 2016- amended the benchmark for BRJP ordinance with Mayor Walsh (51% Boston Residents, 40% minorities, 12% women)
  • 2017- Roxbury’s Marriott Residence & Inn established a minimum pay of $18/hours for all employees, with over 70% of initial hirees from Roxbury and surrounding Boston neighborhoods
  • 2018- Drafted the Community Stabilization Jobs Act, CSJA (The Chuck Turner Jobs Act) proposed ordinance
  • 2019- Developed a mobile application, Construction Labor Xchange (CLX)- connection non-union contractors with qualified skilled tradespersons in the city of Boston 
  • 2019- Good Jobs Standard formally made a part of the BPDA approval process for all future developments in Nubian Square
  • 2019- Began campaign to secure a City Councilor to sponsor the CSJA
  • 2020-2021 BJC co-hosted community meetings, in person and virtual with over 50 Roxbury residents and organizations to discuss the future of Roxbury, the number project being developed with a focus on Parcel 3, and the importance of community involvement and representation with the largest project to be developed in Roxbury

Check out the 1988 article on the Boston Jobs Coalition, "Sharing the Pie"