Port trucking companies labeling employee truckers as independent contractors break state and U.S. laws and cost the country billions of dollars, a study said. A joint report released Wednesday indicated about 49,000 of the nation's 75,000 port truck drivers were misclassified as independent contractors, violating state and federal labor and tax laws, including provisions covering wage-and-hour standards, income taxes, unemployment insurance, union-related matters and workers' compensation.
Now more than ever, low-income communities of color need a foothold in the economy. The Partnership and our colleagues at National Employment Law Project (NELP) have teamed up to share policy tools for removing barriers and gaining access to job opportunities for those who need them most. On October 23, NELP and the Partnership hosted “Putting Our Communities Back to Work: targeted hire and ban the box policies,” a webinar attended by hundreds of people in cities across the country.
Partnership Executive Director Leslie Moody has been recognized as a Democracy Champion by National Priorities Project (NPP). NPP recognized Moody, one of 32 allies and partners from across the country, “for exemplary leadership and tenacious commitment to the democratic ideals upon which our nation was founded.”
This new year promises big change!
I am excited to announce that, after eight years of leading and directing the Partnership for Working Families, I will be passing the baton to a wonderful new director this summer. Following a thoughtful and deliberate transition planning process, our board – made up of the Executive Directors and select senior staff of our affiliates – has hired Nikki Fortunato Bas as the Partnership’s next Executive Director. Read more
The New Yorker writes about the environmental and social benefits of ALIGN and the Transform Don’t Trash New York Coalition’s plan to overhaul NYC trash pick up.
The top 37 metro areas in the country are poised to create new jobs, make bad jobs into good ones, and solve tough environmental problems by transforming the way they handle their trash and recycling.
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Building a New Economy for All
- Building a powerful network of urban affiliates
- 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