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Toward a Farmworker Bill of Rights

May 17, 2016 -- Jamie Way

Partnership for Working Families affiliate CAUSE is organizing farmworkers in California’s Central Coast to raise working standards through a county-level policy called the Farmworker Bill of Rights. While efforts to leverage the power of cities to advance minimum wage increases, sick and family leave, fair scheduling and wage theft enforcement have been concentrated in urban metros, CAUSE is expanding this fight to rural communities.

Standing with Uber Drivers to Form an Association

May 17, 2016 -- Jamie Way

Uber has faced a great deal of criticism over the treatment of its drivers, whom the company considers independent contractors. It is currently facing a class-action lawsuit over drivers’ employment status in California and Massachusetts. On June 2nd, the court will decide whether to honor a proposed $100M settlement. Among the changes outlined in the agreement, Uber would commit to recognizing a drivers’ association.

NY & LA Waste Workers Unite

May 17, 2016 -- Jamie Way

Last weekend, New York City private sanitation workers traveled to Los Angeles to meet with that city's private sanitation workers. At the meeting, hosted by Partnership for Working Families and the LA Alliance for a New Economy, the two groups of workers discussed their experience building worker power and improving work conditions.

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