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The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) won important policy battles in 2008 that set the stage for major improvements in the lives of local workers. The new policies will make it tougher for developers and contractors to pay poverty wages and deny employee health coverage, raising the standard of living for many working families.
Good jobs now a goal for future development
2008 will long be remembered as a year of change – a time of shifting political landscapes, economic uncertainty, and renewed hope in the power of community organizing. Here at the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), we have found ourselves even more deeply grounded in the struggle to make the economy work for working people and facing new challenges with passion and commitment.
Puget Sound Sage successfully brought the Partnership for Working Families community benefits model to the northwest in 2008. We signed a landmark community benefits agreement, culminating a two-year campaign and we took the first step in inserting these values into Metro-Seattle’s public policy debate as well.
The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) won two major policy victories in 2008 that will expand opportunity and improve job standards for workers, while also combating port-related pollution. LAANE also won a legal battle that paved the way for the implementation of a living wage law for 3,500 hotel workers.
Community Labor United (CLU), working in the Greater Boston region, has had a successful year strengthening our partnership of base-building community and labor organizations. Our focus has continued to be growing new organizing in our region, building power for working class communities and counteracting the growing gap between rich and poor. We achieve these goals through collaborat
Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved its first policy statement in support of affordable housing as part of its Strategic Plan for Transit Oriented Development (TOD).
By Grace Sheedy, Puget Sound Sage Outreach & Communications Coordinator
After almost two years of rallies, marches, postcard writing, a
On September 24, 2008, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) released an eagerly awaited report—one of the first of its kind—highlighting a growing majority of responsible development policies in the Bay Area that are making a difference in people’s lives.
By Ben Boyce, Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County Coordinator
What an exhausting, exhilarating fall this has been!
It was so inspiring to see our movement rally in Colorado, with dozens of friends from Par