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Statement from Lauren Jacobs on the failed coup in the capitolHeather Appel | January 6, 2021
In response to the failed coup attempt by white supremacist Trump supports today, Partnership for Working Families Executive Director issued the following statement:
Thanks to more than two years of organizing by regular people in Nashville, Arlington, Seattle, and beyond, Amazon is finally compelled to address the gaping inequality that they have contributed to in our cities. This fund can make an important contribution towards stabilizing our communities, if residents are given power to guide how these resources are spent. The fact that we have to fight so hard to get a trillion-dollar company to give something back to the communities which have grown its coffers shows how broken our economic system is.
Statement from Executive Director Lauren JacobsPartnership 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Statement on the PA Supreme Court Ruling on Paid Sick DaysHeather 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.