Publications

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.

Author: Puget Sound Sage

Date: April 2012

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Puget Sound Sage Study: Walmart’s Projected Expansion in Area Neighborhoods Would Result in Net Job Loss and Reduced Wages

A report released today by Puget Sound Sage, a regional economic policy advocacy organization, concludes each new Walmart store opening in a Puget Sound neighborhood will result in a net loss of $13 million of net economic output and $14 million in lost wages over the 20 year life of the store.

Author: Puget Sound Sage

Date: April 2012

Description:

While Seattle’s downtown hotel sector recovers from the recession and faces widely projected growth and profitability, its workforce endures poverty wages and pain and injury from unsustainable management practices.

Author: Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, Ph.D.

Date: September 2011

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This report shows that local governments have found success by adopting Green Construction Careers Programs to build greener cities and create high quality jobs for local residents. By prioritizing green technology and using aggressive job standards these programs offer solutions to some of our greatest challenges: How do we rebuild the middle class and put people to work? How do we protect our environment? And how do we revitalize the construction industry?

Author: Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy

Date: January 2011

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New report exposes the systematic failure of L.A.’s commercial waste sector to provide many Angelenos with the option to recycle in their workplaces and apartment buildings, and the consequences of that failure. The report also outlines a policy to transform the system.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: November 2010

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This report documents how three local government units in Los Angeles have created new pathways to construction careers on publicly funded construction projects. These entities have used community workforce agreements to create thousands of new career opportunities for residents of low-income neighborhoods and disadvantaged workers. Together, the community workforce agreements they have established cover over $26 billion in construction and have created over 30,000 job opportunities for residents of low income neighborhoods.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: September 2010

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Check out our new brochure, Greening Our Cities, Growing a Better Future for Workers and Communities, to learn more about green construction careers programs, the successes of our partners and allies, and how these programs are delivering quality career opportunities to local workers and communities of color.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: May 2010

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Public money that finances private development should create real outcomes for workers and communities. But the redevelopment process is extremely complicated and too often community and labor organizations have a hard time figuring out how to engage — and change — it. The Tracking Toolbox provides a basic orientation and overview of how development works – including explanations of zoning & land-use approvals, environmental impact reviews, subsidy negotiations and more.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: March 2010

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The Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports is leading the fight to end the environmental degradation, health hazards and worker exploitation created by the port trucking industry. New Partners, New Approaches to Transform Our Nation's Ports provides an overview of the broken port trucking industry and highlights the innovative solution that will deliver clean air and quality jobs to our nation’s ports.

Author: Emerald Cities Planning Committee, Building and Construction Trades Department (AFL-CIO)

Date: March 2010

Description:

The Partnership for Working Families collaborated with the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO to develop a guide to community workforce agreements (CWAs). This guide provides basic information on CWAs, including a discussion of common components, an overview of best practices, and examples from across the country.

Author: Benjamin S. Beach

Date: September 2009

Description:

The objective of this article is to point the way toward policy that meaningfully and lawfully addresses the important concerns with green development and results in middle class careers in green construction for all segments of a community.

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