Most Of Nashville's Mayoral Candidates Voice Concerns Over Proposed Local Hiring Rules

WPLN

Although the mayor's race is the focus of election coverage as early voting begins this week, there are also three amendments on the ballot. One would require construction companies working on big public projects to hire workers from Davidson County for 40 percent of the work.

We asked the mayoral candidates how they plan to vote on the issue.

Supporters of the amendment say it would catalyze more training for low-income residents who could benefit from these construction jobs. But contractors say there's already a labor shortage and restricting who they can hire will be bad for business.

 

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