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Community Benefits Agreement News Weekly Roundup

February 28, 2014 -- Partnership for Working Families

Making Change at the Partnership

January 24, 2014 -- Leslie Moody

Friends -

This new year promises big change!

I am excited to announce that, after eight years of leading and directing the Partnership for Working Families, I will be passing the baton to a wonderful new director this summer. Following a thoughtful and deliberate transition planning process, our board – made up of the Executive Directors and select senior staff of our affiliates – has hired Nikki Fortunato Bas as the Partnership’s next Executive Director. Read more

A New Approach to Waste Management: More Good Jobs and a Cleaner Environment

July 16, 2013 -- Partnership for Working Families

The top 37 metro areas in the country are poised to create new jobs, make bad jobs into good ones, and solve tough environmental problems by transforming the way they handle their trash and recycling.

Transforming Trash in Urban America, a new report from the Partnership for Working Families, shows that creating jobs and slowing climate change through a new approach to waste management is both possible and urgent for America’s largest cities.

How to Boost the Economy: Create Good Jobs for Low-Income Workers in the Construction Industry

July 10, 2013 -- Partnership for Working Families

Construction is picking back up again, and with it, the chance to create real career opportunities for low-income people. Community and union leaders in cities across the country have united behind strategies that boost publicly-funded construction, creating more paid training slots and opening doors to new job seekers. Public investments in construction should benefit all communities, and construction career approaches ensure low-income job seekers get an edge on new opportunities on public projects. 

Construction Careers Creating Job Opportunity in Seattle

June 12, 2013 -- Partnership for Working Families

Construction careers programs can create real job opportunity for low-income residents. That was the message delivered by Partnership Deputy Director, Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, at a workshop organized by the Seattle City Council May 22. 

Elected officials and community organizations are embracing construction careers as one solution to our jobs emergency.  Urban leaders across the country have created a pipeline for disadvantaged workers into good jobs through targeted local hire policies for publically funded construction projects. 

Wasting Zero Time on the Road to Sustainable Recycling: Recycling campaigns advance in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Milwaukee

June 4, 2013 -- Partnership for Working Families

The Don’t Waste LA Coalition moved a giant step closer to transforming LA’s commercial trash system when the City Council recently voted to enact an implementation plan that puts environmental, community, and worker well being at the top of the waste management priority list.  Now, the City begins developing the Request for Proposals (RFPs) and enabling ordinances, and concurrently, an environmental impact report (EIR) under California’s environmental regulatory regime.


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