Partnership Blog & News

OCCORD | December 18, 2009

For years, the planning process in Anaheim has excluded the voices of low income, immigrant communities. As a result, Anaheim’s working families find themselves trapped in a perpetual cycle of poverty, as elected officials fail to address their concerns.

Puget Sound Sage | December 18, 2009

According to a recent survey, a majority of residents living in neighborhoods bordering the Port of Seattle believe trucks and other Port of Seattle operations are making them ill. As part of the Washington Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports, Puget Sound Sage conducted a door-to-door health survey over the course of the summer in the neighborhoods that border the Port of Seattle—Georgetown and South Park. On October 7, Sage reported back to the community and media concerning the findings of the survey. The data showed:

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | December 18, 2009

In a sweeping victory for working families, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously last month to make a long-overdue update to the city’s living wage ordinance. This update will raise the living wage in order to provide access to quality family healthcare for thousands of private sector LAX airline service workers. A year in the making, the vote amends the living wage to provide an increase to the healthcare allotment, meaning that families who have never had private healthcare will now be able to seek medical treatment and care.

Puget Sound Sage | December 18, 2009

by David West, Puget Sound Sage

Puget Sound Sage’s year-long green jobs campaign reached two milestones today:

FRESC | December 18, 2009

by Robin Kneich, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable... | December 18, 2009

Despite all of the assets and opportunities in Oakland, the city of nearly a half-million people has struggled with a high rate of crime and violence. In 2008, 128

Working Partnerships USA | December 18, 2009

On October 20, 2009, the San Jose City Council approved two policies that together constitute one of the most comprehensive frameworks in the nation for controlling the outsourcing of local government functions and services to private contractors.

Center on Policy Initiatives | December 18, 2009

CPI released a report in September linking quality apprenticeship programs in the building trades to the future of California's green economy and economic recovery.

The report, Construction Apprenticeship Programs: Career Training for California's Recovery, demonstrates that apprenticeship training is most effective when run collaboratively by labor and management.

Community Labor United | December 18, 2009

 On October 27, 2009 Massachusetts adopted a $1.4 billion plan that will

Community Labor United | September 30, 2009

by By Soledad Boyd & Jeremy Shenk, Community Labor United Senior Organizers

The Massachusetts Green Justice Coalition won a victory for social justice and the environment on Tuesday July 28th when the state Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) told the state’s utilities to add equity to their efficiency plans.

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