For decades, the high technology economy in Silicon Valley has eroded the region’s middle class, distributing income in an hourglass shape that leaves massive numbers of workers trapped at the bottom in low wage, dead end, service occupations. A “next generation” living wage policy in the county government would change this picture for thousands of workers and their families.
Hundreds of San Diegans came out to show their support for the announcement in Civic Center Plaza under the banner of “Raise Up San Diego,” a broad-based community coalition that includes the Center on Policy Initiatives.
On March 20, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted to override the veto by the County Executive and pass a Living Wage Ordinance ensuring employees of county contractors will be paid $11.23 an hour. The ordinance will directly impact nearly 9,000 workers.
Partnership affiliate EBASE has chosen veteran organizer Mario Brito to lead the organization in its next chapter. Find out more about Mario in the announcement from EBASE.
After many years of fighting we are so proud to announce that FRESC's wage theft legislation passed the senate today!
Towering new high rise planned for University Circle, WKYC-TV
4755 Fauntleroy alley vacation returns to council Transportation Committee tomorrow, West Seattle Blog
Timeline calls for Chattanooga's Harriet Tubman site demolition this summer, Times Free Press
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- Forming strong alliances with organizations and advocates
- Winning campaigns to bring good, safe jobs to low income communities & communities of color
Resulting in green cities, and healthier living for working families