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Renaissance Technologies, BlackRock, and JPMorgan Chase invested in company building border wall prototype

Heather Appel | November 16, 2017

NEW YORK — A new report released today by the Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, and the Partnership for Working Families shows that major Wall Street companies stand to benefit financially from President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

As CEO Jeff Bezos sets terms of HQ2 without input of cities expected to house, build & fund the expansion, an open letter reveals nationwide opposition

Heather Appel | October 17, 2017

As Amazon sparks intense competition between cities for the tech giant’s second headquarters (HQ2), civic groups from around the country are calling for further scrutiny over Amazon’s laundry list of demands

Autumn Hays | June 13, 2017

The Partnership for Working Families is seeking an experienced Communications Director to join our team! This position will be responsible for developing, driving and evaluating strategic campaign and organizational communications.

Nikki Fortunato Bas | May 12, 2015

By Nikki Fortunato Bas, Oakland Tribune My Word © 2015 Bay Area News Group

POSTED: 05/11/2015 01:44:19 PM PDT

In the Bay Area, we are innovators. We are the home to high tech, slow food, and a wide range of social causes. And we are now reaching a tipping point on innovation on the minimum wage. The public overwhelmingly supports raising wages because we know that if workers such as Shonda Roberts are innovative enough to figure out how to survive on $1,000 a month, surely business is innovative enough to figure out how to pay a few extra bucks an hour.

U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Local Hire Pilot

Sebrina Owens-Wilson | March 27, 2015

From Los Angeles to New York, Seattle to Boston, and many places in between, the Partnership for Working Families and our affiliates have developed some of the most successful local hire programs in the country.

Partnership for Working Families | November 6, 2014

Dear Friends,

Regardless of how you feel about this week's election results overall, there’s no doubt that when voters got a chance to decide on working family issues, we won big. We won on minimum wage, paid sick days, mass transit, and democracy. We also achieved important gains in criminal justice reform and healthcare reform. Across our network, our affiliates organized hundreds of thousands of voters around key issues that concretely impact our lives.

Nikki Fortunato Bas | August 29, 2014

This Labor Day, as I take the helm of the Partnership for Working Families, I’m reflecting on the value and dignity of our labor, and also the value and dignity of our lives. 

My heart has been heavy since the events of Ferguson. A mother senselessly lost her child, and Michael Brown’s killing has exposed the brutal fact that our lives are not equally valued. 

From 2006 to 2012 in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week. That black people in our communities must proclaim that #blacklivesmatter reminds us that there are fundamental issues of inequality based on race that we must overcome before fully achieving the worker rights that we celebrate on Labor Day.

Nearly two million people have been deported by the current administration, separating countless families. That immigrant communities must declare #Not1More deportation is another reminder of the unequal value placed on different lives and the underlying issues that prevent many from fully participating in our economy. Read more...

Partnership for Working Families | August 21, 2014

Wednesday, September 10 at 2 Eastern

In our conversations with local CBA coalitions across the country, we are often asked, “How do we get the developer to sit down with us to negotiate?” For this webinar, we have posed that question to three veterans of community benefit organizing. For the first part of the presentation, they will provide a framework for maximizing the impact of your coalition’s activities, with a goal of getting the developer to negotiate. The second part of the webinar is dedicated to answering your questions about the challenges you face in getting to negotiations.

Following City Council Vote to Preserve Earned Sick Leave-Minimum Wage Ordinance, Gloria pledges citywide fight to stop referendum to rescind the Ordinance

Partnership for Working Families | August 18, 2014

Today San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria and his colleagues stood up for 280,000 San Diegans who lack sick leave and nearly 200,000 people who work hard every day and can’t afford rent and groceries.

Leslie Moody | June 27, 2014

Friends -
Monday marks my last day at the Partnership, and the beginning of a new chapter for this incredible network. In August we welcome our new Executive Director, Nikki Bas, who has been a fantastic partner and leader, board chair and friend. You can send her a note of welcome at nfb@forworkingfamilies.org. Until Nikki starts at the Partnership, our capable Deputy Director, Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel (kmh@forworkingfamilies.org), will act as Interim Executive Director. READ MORE

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