Researching and producing publications that support our mission and our Partner groups' campaigns is a major component of the Partnership for Working Families' work. Below you will find links to full-text versions of all of our publications, as well as those of our Partner organizations.
Over the past four years, transportation network companies (TNCs), primarily Uber and Lyft, have convinced legislators in the vast majority of states to overrule and preempt local regulations and strip drivers of rights. The speed and sweeping effectiveness of the industry’s use of this strategy, known as state interference (or preemption), is unprecedented.
This report looks at a set of players who are generally left out of Trump’s narrative about the border wall, but who have positioned themselves to be direct beneficiaries: the investors who could enjoy financial gain from its construction. An examination of Sterling Construction Company, the only publicly-traded company to receive a contract to build a border wall prototype, reveals that
Date: June 2017
Partnership for Working Families & the Southern Poverty Law Center jointly filed the amicus brief below, calling for the appeal of Alabama's action to block local minimum wage increases.
Date: May 2017
Build a Better South is a first-of-its-kind study looking at labor conditions in the construction industry across six key Southern cities. It was conducted by Partnership for Working Families, Workers Defense Project and Professor Nik Theodore of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Date: August 2016
Mientras tenemos muchas razones porque sentirnos orgullosos de Houston, vivimos en una de las ciudades con más desigualidad en el país. Enfrentamos desigualdad extrema y falta de oportunidades. El dejar atrás a muchos residentes se pone el futuro de la economía de tod@s en riesgo.
Entonces ¿Qué está contribuyendo a los salarios de pobreza y a la desigualdad en nuestra comunidad?
Date: August 2016
This publication is part of a toolkit series created by the Clean Power for All Collaborative convened by Green for All. The Clean Power for All Collaborative that includes People’s Action Institute, Center for Community Change, Clean Energy Works, Green For All, National Housing Trust, Natural Resources Defense Council, NextGen Climate America, Sierra Club, State Innovation Exchange, Union of Concerned Scientists and U.S.
Date: June 2016
Uber's rapid expansion to more than 170 cities and markets over the last three years has generated much public discussion on the company's impact on employment standards, transit access and public safety. Yet these discussions often do not include the input of key industry experts: drivers. To learn more about Uber drivers’ experience and to inform how policymakers should shape the future of on-demand ride services, Coworker.org and Partnership for Working Families conducted a national online survey of more than 300 self-identified Uber drivers.
Date: May 2016
Date: January 2016
More than a decade of work in the community benefits movement has yielded a number of important lessons about common challenges facing CBA coalitions and how they may be avoided. Absent strong, authentic, and diverse community representation and commitment to negotiating legally enforceable agreements that meet community needs, the community may not realize the full potential of the approach.
Policymakers have long understood the job creation opportunities that public infrastructure projects provide. To enhance these jobs’ economic and social impact and lift families out of poverty, many cities and states have incorporated job quality and equity policies into public infrastructure projects. Such policies ensure that these projects don’t simply create jobs, but instead provide good jobs in the local communities that need them.