Chase Center, a state-of-the-art entertainment venue that will soon be the home of the Golden State Warriors, and the two adjacent office buildings on the property, will employ union janitors as a result of an agreement between the team and SEIU Local 87.
Since announcing plans to build a new sports and entertainment complex in San Francisco, the Warriors have been committed to using union labor, according to Rick Welts, president of the team and its development arm, GSW Arena.
“We believe in using union labor at Chase Center,” Welts said. “It ensures that we will have top-notch expertise and skills to deliver a world-class experience for our fans.”
Set to open for the start of the 2019-20 NBA season, the 18,000-seat arena will anchor a district of 11 acres of restaurants, cafes, offices, public plazas and other amenities that the neighborhood currently lacks.
Chase Center will be located on a major Muni Metro rail line with easy links to BART and other transit options. It will adjoin a new 5.5-acre waterfront park. When complete, it will be the only privately financed facility of its kind built on private property in the modern era.
The team purchased the property at Third and 16th Street in San Francisco in 2014. A public planning process culminated in approval from 100% of city agencies and commissions.