Partnership Blog & News

Central Arizonans for a Sustainable... | June 17, 2011

This month, CASE is kicking off Phoenix Rising 2011, a campaign to change the political culture of the nation's 6th largest city by increasing the participation of working families--particularly Latino families--in this year's municipal elections and by fighting for a more just and sustainable jobs policy in the city of Phoenix. We believe these victories are necessary steps to raising living standards for working people throughout our state and to fighting back the attack on working families nation wide. The campaign launch includes:

Partnership for Working Families | June 17, 2011

Elected officials need to do a better job of asking the right questions before they make a decision that we'll live with for decades.

Too often, a mayor, governor or other public official proposes to sell off a public facility, privatize a public good or contract out a vital service, but fails to answer basic questions that decision makers and voters need to decide whether it's a good idea.

Louisa Abada | May 18, 2011

 

New Haven Independent

Church Street South Tenants Organize
by Allan Appel

Louisa Abada | April 22, 2011

 

Mass. Labor-Community Coalition Protests Corporate Tax Scofflaws at Financial District Demonstration
by Jason Pramas

Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel | March 15, 2011

It's been an incredible few weeks for labor, and the progressive movement more generally, in Wisconsin. By now, it seems everyone in the US and beyond knows what's been happening here.

Louisa Abada | March 11, 2011

 

Art Voice

Community Development Agreement for Canal Side Project Makes Sense
by Andy Reynolds

Before the Canal Side Development Project is approved, it is critical for the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) to ensure that the massive public investment in the project will be spent in a way that benefits the communities of Buffalo and the region. 

Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel | March 7, 2011

The community-labor alliance that is the hallmark of the Partnership for Working Families network has a chance to earn real gains from what is happening in Wisconsin. The question is, what can we do with it?

From the beginning, our partners have played important roles in this effort.

Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel | March 3, 2011

Wisconsin's governor and the legislators who have led the charge to eliminate collective bargaining for public workers have had a consistent message: they are representing everyday people against the overwhelming and unjust might of the unions. It's a classic David v. Goliath narrative, and one that we progressives have seen time and again.

What's amazing about what's playing out here is that Wisconsin voters aren't buying it.

Instead, that David v. Goliath narrative has been flipped on its head.

Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel | February 28, 2011

As for so many Wisconsin households, the proposal to eliminate collective bargaining for public employees would have a direct and immediate negative impact on mine. For ten years my partner has worked for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, where she is a member of AFSCME Local 366. People may feel that they have some understanding of the risks and challenges of being a teacher, a police officer, even a county benefits specialist.

Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel | February 26, 2011

There was much hype in advance of the competing rallies in Madison today. As it happened, 70,000 people turned out - as they have day after day - to oppose the collective bargaining ban, while only about 3,000 tea party supports turned up.

Many of the tea partiers carried signs saying "Pay Your Fair Share," with the implication that public employees don't want to help fix our so-called budget woes.

It's been gratifying to see that people get the real issues here.

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