In cities across the country, people come together everyday to realize a shared vision of thriving communities for themselves and their neighbors. Yet hundreds of thousands of working people have earnings that don’t come close to covering their most basic costs.
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We are saddened and outraged by the continued political violence perpetrated by white nationalists. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters in mourning the shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue. Saturday’s shooting, on the last day of Passover, killed one woman and injured three others, leaving their community reeling and devastated. A few days earlier, a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people in Sunnyvale, CA, “because they looked Muslim,” sending eight people to the hospital.
We mourn those who were terrorized and murdered by white nationalist violence this past week in Louisville and Pittsburgh. Our hearts are with the families of the victims and the survivors of these attacks, and their communities which have been shaken to the core.
With the flu ravaging the U.S. this year, it is more critical than ever that Pittsburgh can provide paid sick days to ill employees
As the country reels from the violence in Charlottesville and the recent surge in white supremacist activity, communities of color in cities nationwide are also confronting more insidious racist tactics tied directly to corporate power.
The Partnership for Working Families condemns the acts of racism and terrorism that took place in Charlottesville, VA.
PWF affiliate Puget Sound Sage is helping build a just climate movement in Seattle, while ensuring those most likely to suffer the consequences of climate change lead the way. This philosophy has informed an aggressive policy agenda.
In Philadelphia, Partnership for Working Families affiliate POWER: An Interfaith Movement joined forces with Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) in its Local Green Jobs campaign. The coalition is calling on the largest local utility, PECO, to purchase solar power from underserved North Philadelphia’s rooftops. “Environmental justice means an economy that works for everyone,” said Rabbi Julie Greenberg of POWER. “We need to create jobs where they are most needed and keep our energy dollars circulating locally.”
Transform Don’t Trash NYC, the campaign to clean up New York City’s dirty commercial sanitation industry, is picking up steam. The coalition of environmental justice, worker organizations and community groups (including PWF affiliate ALIGN) has been working for three years to expose problems in the industry and push a transformative vision of change. With City Hall recently taking the first steps toward addressing the issue, real change toward a cleaner, safer waste and recycling system may be just around the corner.
Rivers are at the heart of the Pittsburgh region. The area’s economic and environmental revival is closely tied to its rivers, but unfortunately its aging and poorly designed sewer system is creating a crisis.