Partnership Blog & News

Partnership for Working Families | June 24, 2014

Residents, business owners, community organizations, and labor unions have joined to form a coalition called Union United that is calling for equity and inclusion in the planning process and aims to ensure that Union Square’s unique social fabric is protected.

Partnership for Working Families | June 13, 2014

The San Francisco Shipyard: Who gets the jobs? KALW San Francisco
Don’t make arena the next Yankee Stadium, Sacramento News and Review
What Will an NBA Team Bring to a Struggling City? “Not Much” Next City. Equity Factor

Partnership for Working Families | June 6, 2014

State Legislators sign Rail Community Benefits Agreement, WAND News
McCormick area concerns: traffic, parking, security, Gazette Chicago
Kings, K.J. snub Sacramento groups working to ensure equal community benefits from new arena, Sacramento News Review

Partnership for Working Families | May 29, 2014

Faith leaders from 40 congregations across Philadelphia celebrate the passage of Ballot Question #1 to raise the wage for thousands of workers.

Community Labor United | May 21, 2014

Public-private infrastructure financing is a hot idea these days, and no wonder. With state budgets still hurting from the Great Recession and Capitol Hill tied in knots, private investors look like very good partners for rebuilding our sewers, bridges, and roads.

Partnership for Working Families | May 16, 2014

Have you ever gotten stuck in traffic on 101, or stuck on a Caltrain that isn’t moving, or stuck at a VTA stop waiting on a bus? If you live or work in Silicon Valley, whether you drive, take public transit, or both, your answer is probably “yes”. Read more from affiliate Working Partnerships USA on their campaigns for quality jobs and transportation justice.


Partnership for Working Families | May 16, 2014

Somerville citizens group seeks say in Union Square development, Somerville Journal
Delray residents work with — not against — developers; West Atlantic Avenue redevelopment being done with resident input, Sun Sentinel
State Orders 2 Construction Firms To Stop Work At Amazon Warehouse Site In Windsor, The Hartford Courant
Olivia Chow promises 5,000 jobs for young people from local hiring requirement, Toronto Star
Group wants MGM held accountable in casino construction, hiring, Daily Record

Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel | May 15, 2014

America’s cities are desperate for new infrastructure investment. As local and national leaders ponder strategies for renewing America’s cities, they would do well to learn from the collaborations of community, worker, civil rights, and environmental leaders that are pushing regional and municipal leaders to get more for their infrastructure investments.

Partnership for Working Families | May 7, 2014

Thanks to Partnership affiliate FRESC’s leadership in the fight against wage theft, the Wage Protection Act (SB 5) passed out of the Colorado legislature yesterday and is headed to Governor Hickenlooper’s desk for signature!

Partnership for Working Families | May 7, 2014

Partnership affiliate POWER enjoyed a concrete victory yesterday when Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter used his executive power to give subcontracted Philadelphia workers a well-deserved and long overdue pay increase.