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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
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
Let Detroiters rebuild the city, The Detroit News
Why Erie projects need Community Benefit Policies, GoErie.com
Coatesville adopts development agreements, Coatesville, PA Daily Local News
Local Policies That Work for Workers, NY Times
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.
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
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.
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 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.”
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.