Partnership Blog & News

Heather Appel | July 7, 2020

A new report published by The Partnership for Working Families and the National Employment Law Project (NELP) called “Rigging the Gig” highlights the alarming potential impacts of Proposition 22. 

Partnership for Working Families | June 25, 2020

Oakland, CA - Today the California Attorney General’s office has taken a decisive step in its lawsuit to stop Uber and Lyft’s continued misclassification of drivers by filing a preliminary injunction against the companies that, if granted, would ensure that their workers would be able to access crucial workplace protections. 

Partnership for Working Families | May 29, 2020

We share the grief and utter outrage of people everywhere at the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and we stand in solidarity with the communities in Minnesota and around the country that are demanding justice in his name. 

Nearly six years after Eric Garner’s death in New York, five years after Sandra Bland’s death in Texas — and four years after Philando Castile’s in Minnesota — George Floyd’s murder reaffirms that Black people will never be safe under a police system that was born out of white supremacist desires to preserve slavery. 

Jamila | May 28, 2020
Hunter McFarland | March 17, 2020

America is experiencing a public health crisis. COVID-19 affects and will affect our poor and working class community members the most. Rather than prioritizing public money on corporate bailouts,  we can stand united with frontline communities to ensure our collective well-being through this crisis and rewrite the rules to build a healthier and stronger country for generations to come. 

Heather Appel | March 17, 2020

As you begin applying for Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) amid COVID-19 concerns, you may have questions about the application process. Below is information that may be helpful to people employed in California.

Please note, the information below is not intended to provide, and does not constitute, legal advice. It is for general informational purposes only. If you have a specific question about your situation, please reach out to a non-profit legal service provider.

Here is a list of documents or information to have on hand before you apply for UI:

Heather Appel | March 10, 2020

Over 60 nonprofit organizations and counting have signed an open letter urging local officials to save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19 through immediate implementation of long-overdue workplace protections.

[YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN SIGN THE OPEN LETTER HERE]

Heather Appel | February 10, 2020

In tackling major labor-law violations, primarily wage theft, California collected more than $88 million from lawbreaking corporations in 2019, thanks to workers using the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). 

According to new data compiled by UCLA Labor Center, The Center for Popular Democracy, and the Partnership for Working Families, PAGA claims involved serious wrongdoing by massive employers.

Heather Appel | October 2, 2019

With this year’s legislative session coming to a close, the Partnership has updated our State Interference Map, which tracks state laws and court decisions that block efforts to create local policies protecting the rights and well-being of poor people, people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants.

Heather Appel | July 18, 2019

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Pittsburgh can require private employers to provide paid sick leave. The ruling turns back an industry challenge to Pittsburgh’s landmark law that provides paid sick leave to an estimated 50,000 low wage workers. 

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