On the heels of a recently released report that studied issues facing those employed in construction, Charlotte construction workers and advocacy groups are calling for policy to encourage and enforce protections for workers on job sites. The Workers Defense Project, Partnership for Working Families and the University of Illinois at Chicago surveyed 1,435 construction workers in major construction markets in the southern U.S. The report, "Build a Better South,"
A group of construction workers and labor organizers told Charlotte City Council on Monday that the city needs to take more steps to ensure the people fueling the building boom aren’t taken advantage of and subjected to unsafe conditions... The call for more rules to protect construction workers is tied to a report called “Build a Better South” that highlights wage theft, workers misclassified as independent contractors, lack of benefits and other hard
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Yesterday, Partnership for Working Families and the Southern Poverty Law Center joined a formidable collection of civil rights groups, local elected officials and academics in filing amici briefs urging the review of a lawsuit charging the state of Alabama violated federal voting rights and equal protection laws last year when it blocked a minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour for 40,000 workers in Birmingham. Click here to read the rest of this article.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Partnership for Working Families, history professors as well as the mayors of Atlanta and Gary, Indiana have all filed amicus briefs to support the lawsuit that seeks to repeal the state law that forbids municipalities in Alabama from setting their own minimum wage. Click here to read the rest of this article.
Labor leaders, construction workers and some Metro Nashville council members called for better labor conditions in the city's booming construction industry Tuesday.
The following is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas on the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ release of their 21st Century New Deal for Jobs: