Nashville negotiates historic community benefits agreement. In 2018, the Nashville-based community coalition, Stand Up Nashville, negotiated a community benefits agreement (CBA) to accompany a proposed soccer stadium. The CBA contains requirements for living-wage jobs, first-source hiring, affordable housing, a childcare center, and other community benefits. Nashville Mayor David Briley supported the campaign for the CBA, penning an open letter to the city expressing his support of the stadium in large part because it would have a CBA attached. Its passage marks the first CBA in Tennessee for a major government-led project. Read more.