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By Susan Duerksen, CPI Communications Director
The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) celebrated an important victory in July, when the San Diego City Council approved several reforms we proposed to protect against some of the worst risks of privatization. These reforms will help make sure private contractors can't take over city functions by scrimping on worker health coverage in the quality of services.
By Kate Atkins, GANE Executive Director
With only a few months in existence, GANE kicks off the year by taking on an ambitious Community Be
Rebuilding the Base: Lessons from Four California Communities' Efforts to Reuse Closed Military Installations, a new report by the Partnership, reveals how communities are devastated by base closures and are often unable to replace the number or quality of jobs lost.
Last month, community, labor and faith leaders came together to call for the City of San Jose to assure that it is truly building a better airport – by ensuring a living wage, establishing increased oversight of subcontractors, and guaranteeing the highest quality, most skilled employees serving the airport’s millions of annual passengers.
By Tom Hoffman, Pittsburgh UNITED Executive Director
In April, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a landmark policy that ensures that low income workers and their communities benefit from the construction jobs created by city redevelopment projects.
April 14th marked the latest Campaign for Responsible Development (CRD) action that included a rally and march around City Hall and the delivery of more than 1,800 postcards calling on the Mayor of Denver to ensure that community benefits are a part of the redevelopment of Union Station, the city’s regional light rail and transit hub. More than 130 supporters participated in the action. The passionate words of grassroots leaders were captured in
In the month of March, the Port of Los Angeles made history, enacting one of the most far-reaching pollution-reduction plans in the country. The Clean Trucks Program approved by the L.A. Port Commission not only will dramatically improve air quality and cut diesel-related health problems, but will help lift 16,000 truck drivers out of poverty.
By Natalie Greene, Pittsburgh UNITED Researcher
Two significant events coincided on March 14th on the 3rd Floor of the David L.
On Thursday, February 21, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) joined the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and its allies in rallying over 100 workers, activists and clergy at a meeting of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).