Partnership Blog & News

Partnership for Working Families | March 21, 2014

Who benefits from the Secret Safeway's community benefits agreement? Greater Greater Washington
Agreement would be a win-win for developer, locals, Grass Valley Union
Arena’s Meditation Room Raises Its Own Existential Questions, NY TImes

Partnership for Working Families | March 14, 2014

Atlanta’s income gap problem rooted in poverty, not in a lack of middle-class, Saporta Report
Hales encouraging Trader Joe’s project revival, DJC Oregon
Council agrees to abandon Downtown properties, set up new oversight committee for Falcons stadium, Fresh Loaf

Partnership for Working Families | March 7, 2014

Let Detroiters rebuild the city, The Detroit News
Why Erie projects need Community Benefit Policies, GoErie.com

Partnership for Working Families | February 28, 2014
Partnership for Working Families | February 19, 2014

Port trucking companies labeling employee truckers as independent contractors break state and U.S. laws and cost the country billions of dollars, a study said. A joint report released Wednesday indicated about 49,000 of the nation's 75,000 port truck drivers were misclassified as independent contractors, violating state and federal labor and tax laws, including provisions covering wage-and-hour standards, income taxes, unemployment insurance, union-related matters and workers' compensation.

Leslie Moody | January 24, 2014

Friends -

This new year promises big change!

I am excited to announce that, after eight years of leading and directing the Partnership for Working Families, I will be passing the baton to a wonderful new director this summer. Following a thoughtful and deliberate transition planning process, our board – made up of the Executive Directors and select senior staff of our affiliates – has hired Nikki Fortunato Bas as the Partnership’s next Executive Director. Read more

Partnership for Working Families | January 10, 2014

The New Yorker writes about the environmental and social benefits of ALIGN and the Transform Don’t Trash New York Coalition’s plan to overhaul NYC trash pick up.

Partnership for Working Families | November 27, 2013

Now more than ever, low-income communities of color need a foothold in the economy. The Partnership and our colleagues at National Employment Law Project (NELP) have teamed up to share policy tools for removing barriers and gaining access to job opportunities for those who need them most. On October 23, NELP and the Partnership hosted “Putting Our Communities Back to Work: targeted hire and ban the box policies,” a webinar attended by hundreds of people in cities across the country.

Partnership for Working Families | November 27, 2013

Partnership Executive Director Leslie Moody has been recognized as a Democracy Champion by National Priorities Project (NPP). NPP recognized Moody, one of 32 allies and partners from across the country, “for exemplary leadership and tenacious commitment to the democratic ideals upon which our nation was founded.”

Partnership for Working Families | November 27, 2013

There has been a lot of hand-wringing about how to revive Rust Belt cities, and Detroit residents are hoping their city can serve as a national model. Recently residents approached the Detroit City Council with their case for a written Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) governing the development of a 45-block parcel, which will include a new Red Wings Hockey Arena. Community groups are asking the Council to include a written community benefits provision as part of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) expansion approval.

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