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Partnership for Working Families | June 29, 2012

Congratulations to Deborah Scott, one of our founding board members who was recently honored by the White House with a Champions of Change award. Scott was recognized for her leadership of Georgia Stand-UP and their innovative approaches to promote energy efficiency, revitalize outdoor spaces, encourage transportation options, and improve quality of life in the Greater Atlanta region. “Healthy, sustainable communities support a strong economy and better quality of life for Americans,” said Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. “The leaders we’ve selected as Champions of Change are finding creative ways to make their communities healthier places to live, work and play, and demonstrating how a healthy environment and strong economy go hand in hand.”

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable... | June 29, 2012

[On June 19], hundreds of community members turned out to tell our elected officials and the army base developers to deliver on their promise of good jobs for the local families that need them most. And we won big.

Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect in 2012

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

September 2012 will mark the first time an estimated 160,000 employees in Seattle will enjoy paid sick leave benefits. Only Washington, DC and San Francisco have similar laws protecting workers when they are sick. In September 2011, The Seattle City Council in an almost unanimous vote passed a policy mandating tiered Paid Sick Leave benefits.

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

When government services shift to private contractors, taxpayers not only pay the bill, they risk losing once public information and the ability to oversee public services. To expose this disturbing national trend, In the Public Interest (ITPI), a project of the Partnership, released a report in mid-March during Sunshine Week 2012.

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

In February, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities and the Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council hosted a day-long training designed to deepen relationships between construction trades unions and their community partners.

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

Now in its fifth year, the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference will hold regional conferences throughout the country in 2012. The Partnership is proud to sponsor the gatherings and supports our partners from Boston, Los Angles, San Jose, Philadelphia and Atlanta who are participating or have organized sessions at the regional events.

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

The Partnership congratulates four members of our network who were selected as winners of the REVERB spring grants program. An initiative of the Progressive Technology Project, REVERB is designed to help social justice organizations develop effective ways to align their organizing, communications, and technology efforts.

Calls on City Leaders to Embrace Plan for Shared Prosperity

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

Los Angeles for a New Economy (LAANE) announced the appointment of Roxana Tynan as the new executive director, succeeding founder Madeline Janis, who moves into a newly created role as the organization’s first National Policy Director.  The Partnership welcomed the leadership transitions and new role for Tynan, who has been instrumental in the expansion of LAANE’s work and impact over the past decade.  

Victory after Year-Long Campaign

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

On February 9, 2012, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved a good jobs and community benefits framework that will guide the redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base project. The passage was a victory for Revive Oakland advocates who waged a year-long campaign for a comprehensive job creation policy that would ensure local-hire goals lifted the communities impacted by the redevelopment.

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

Moving trash from businesses, construction sites and residential homes is a big industry that impacts the environmental health of communities, treatment of workers and local economies. Exploring these interconnections to develop a comprehensive analysis of the opportunities to create change was the focus of a convening hosted by the Partnership in mid-March at the New York offices of the Rockefeller Foundation.

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