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.
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By Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Executive Director
Working Partnerships USA is a public policy institute that builds partnerships with community, labor and faith organizations to improve the lives of families in Silicon Valley. In 2008, WPUSA scored a series of big victories that will benefit thousands of working families in our community.
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
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 Ben Boyce, Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County Coordinator
By Grace Sheedy, Puget Sound Sage Outreach & Communications Coordinator
After almost two years of rallies, marches, postcard writing, a
By Kate Atkins, GANE Executive Director
With only a few months in existence, GANE kicks off the year by taking on an ambitious Community Be
By Susan Duerksen, CPI Communications Director
The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) celebrated an important victory in July, when the San Diego City Council approved several reforms we proposed to protect against some of the worst risks of privatization. These reforms will help make sure private contractors can't take over city functions by scrimping on worker health coverage in the quality of services.
One Hill CBA Campaign
In April, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a landmark policy that ensures that low income workers and their communities benefit from the construction jobs created by city redevelopment projects.