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Partnership for Working Families | August 15, 2013

Shar Habibi, Research and Policy Director of In the Public Interest (ITPI), The Partnership for Working Families’ resource center on privatization and responsible contracting, spoke on a July 27 panel at the Young Elected Officials Network National Convening.  This gathering brought together several hundred young elected progressive leaders from around the country.

FRESC | August 15, 2013

The reopening of the western line of FasTracks, the region’s light rail system, in July was a big victory for workers in Denver. 9to5 led a campaign supported by Partnership affiliate, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities, which collected more than 400 signatures for a petition calling on Denver’s Regional Transportation District to restore the recently cut bus lin

Puget Sound Sage | July 1, 2013

Thanks to hard work from Seattle-based Partnership affiliate, Puget Sound Sage, and community allies, the King County elections department has recently verified that the SeaTac Good Jobs Initiative has achieved adequate signatures from SeaTac residents to qualify for an upcoming ballot. Two weeks ago 40 Sea-Tac workers, residents, business owners, faith leaders and labor leaders handed 2,500 signatures to the SeaTac City Council.

Partnership for Working Families | June 24, 2013

The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC) is celebrating a game changing Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) in New York City, signed with the Kingsbridge National Ice Center (KNIC).  KNIC is building the world’s largest ice center at the Kingsbridge Armory, and the Kingsbridge CBA ensures that the project will incorporate community priorities and vision.  The victory is the culmination of 15 years of hard work and patient organizing. 

Partnership for Working Families | June 6, 2013

Leslie Moody, Executive Director of the Partnership for Working Families, will join Bob King, president of the United Auto Workers, as a keynote speaker for the annual policy conference this Saturday, June 8.

The 2013 Michigan Summit will focus on threats to Michigan's democratic foundation, middle class families, and how activists can mobilize and make connections for change.

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Partnership for Working Families | April 24, 2013

Join us for our 5th national gathering in the birthplace of the community benefits movement, and home to leading edge efforts to rebuild our economy. Our Summit brings together hundreds of leaders that are building power from the grassroots up – driving an agenda of good jobs, clean environment, and thriving communities from a powerful organizing base in our nation’s largest cities.

Partnership for Working Families | April 22, 2013

On Sunday April 21 Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild (POWER) assembled concerned citizens in a citywide meeting to address ways to improve the city. They laid out plans for winning real progress in three areas – good jobs at the Philadelphia airport, improved education, and immigration reform.  

Georgia STAND-UP | April 16, 2013

Since 2005, Georgia STAND-UP has been a tireless advocate for community benefit agreements in the Atlanta region. Thanks to that persistence, one of the most closely watched public finance deals in Georgia history will produce both a new Falcons football stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, and a precedent-setting requirement that no public money be released until a community benefits agreement is in place. 

Immigrant Workers Took Action Following Report of Abuse of the E-Verify System

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable... | March 19, 2013

Hundreds of Waste Management workers belonging to the ILWU struck three facilities Friday morning, March 15, shutting down the company’s East Bay operation for five hours. The action was made possible by the support from hundreds of Teamster members who honored picket lines and refused to drive the company’s trucks that collect refuse and recycling early each morning from residential and industrial customers.

FRESC | February 25, 2013

It has been called “the crime wave no one talks about.” FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities is changing that—getting Coloradoans talking about, and doing something about, the wage theft crime wave.  

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