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.
Working together with researchers at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, occupational safety and health experts at the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health and MassCOSH, and environmental justice leaders at GAIA, we dug deep into the world of recycling workers. We found horrifying stories of injuries and fatalities, and troubling statistics about how often recycling workers get hurt on the job. The good news is that there’s plenty of action that cities can take to make recycling jobs good jobs.
Shovels breaking ground on the former Oakland Army Base mark a new era of community empowerment. Revive Oakland's Good Jobs Policy is emblematic of how publicly funded development projects can create widespread economic opportunity. Thanks to an innovative good jobs policy, the warehouse and logistics complex envisioned for the former army base will create over 3,000 living wage jobs and reserve 50% of them for local residents.
Date: January, 2015
Together with our 17 affiliates, the Partnership is driving a progressive agenda to harness the economic power of cities and influence billions of dollars in public and private investment. Our powerful coalitions of community groups, labor unions, faith networks and environmental organizations tackle the crises of income inequality and climate change that disproportionately impact low-income neighborhoods, communities of color, and women.
Date: December 2014
Major economic development projects and infrastructure investment can present both tremendous opportunities and significant threats for communities and residents. This guide describes what you can do as a local government official to help advance community benefits. The approaches discussed here cover the spectrum from long range planning and policy to actions you can take with regard to individual projects and investments.
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Date: January 2014
The Partnership for Working Families, a national network of leading local advocacy organizations, supports innovative solutions to pressing economic and environmental problems. We believe the power for real change is rooted in cities, where people live, work and organize. Combining insightful research, cutting edge public policy, and broad alliance building, our affiliates collaborate on multi-city campaigns to transform industry practices, creating quality jobs, shared prosperity, and a healthy environment.
Date: October 2013
Partnership affiliates are bringing together strong coalitions of labor, faith, community and civil rights organizations, with the goal of leveraging transit investments to bring positive transformations to all communities.
Date: October 2013
Coalitions of labor, community, faith, environmental, and housing organizations are creating national change through local policy campaigns that will deliver affordable housing to low-income families.
Date: July 2013
The Construction Careers Handbook is a guide for how to create construction careers programs that leverage public investment in public construction projects to create career opportunities for low-income communities. Our Construction Careers model implements strong job quality standards – like training and safety requirements, wage and benefits standards, and responsible contractor provisions – to ensure that public money is spent to create a high quality construction industry.
Date: July 2013
Our in-depth analysis of the 37 largest metropolitan areas in the country reveals low recycling rates, exploited workers, and an unaccountable industry. Fortunately, there is a path to building low-impact, cost effective, and sustainable recycling systems in every region of the country. Together these local transformations will deliver large-scale benefits for the environment, workers, communities, and the economy.