Partnership Blog & News

Heather Appel | November 8, 2020

Following is a statement by Lauren Jacobs, executive director of the Partnership for Working Families:

Yesterday we celebrated — there were expressions of joy across the country, that our votes were counted, that we participated in and upheld our democracy, and that, despite popular narratives, Black and brown organizers and voters enabled our country to achieve record levels of voter turnout. This historic election solidifies Senator Harris as the first woman, first Black person, and first Asian-American Vice President. 

Partnership for Working Families | August 3, 2020

As the Trump Administration accelerates its oppressive campaign resembling martial law, Partnership affiliates are holding strong. We stand against this flagrant attempt to consolidate power, usurp local civil authority, bypass due process, and perpetrate militarized violence on our streets.

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.

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