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New report: Cities should take action to make recycling jobs safe jobs.

June 23, 2015 -- Partnership for Working Families

Working together with researchers at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, occupational safety and health experts at the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health and MassCOSH, and environmental justice leaders at GAIA, we dug deep into the world of recycling workers. We found horrifying stories of injuries and fatalities, and troubling statistics about how often recycling workers get hurt on the job. The good news is that there’s plenty of action that cities can take to make recycling jobs good jobs.

Group Urges Contractors Not to Bid on Border Wall

March 28, 2017 -- Jamie Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017

Just days before the preliminary border wall bids are to be submitted,

More Than Thirty Civil Rights, Immigration, Labor & Community Groups Urge Companies Not to Bid on Border Wall Contract

Groups call on companies to publicly commit not to profit from multi-billion dollar “symbol of racism & xenophobia”

No Local Money for Border Wall Companies

March 24, 2017 -- Jamie Way

Earlier this month, the Trump administration began the process of looking for contractors to build the border wall. More than 500 companies have reportedly already shown interest in designing and building prototypes of the wall and the wall itself. Many of these companies also build projects in our cities and states. We must stop those who seek to profit from dividing families from getting our tax dollars at the local level.

Partnership for Working Families Statement on Puzder's Defeat

February 15, 2017 -- Jamie Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Partnership for Working Families Statement on Puzder's Defeat

NATIONAL – Today Donald Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his candidacy after it became clear he would not be approved. His withdrawal is the result of mounting pressure from working people across the country, who urged their Senators to oppose the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. executive. Below is Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas’ statement:

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