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By Susan Duerksen, CPI Communications Director
The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) celebrated an important victory in July, when the San Diego City Council approved several reforms we proposed to protect against some of the worst risks of privatization. These reforms will help make sure private contractors can't take over city functions by scrimping on worker health coverage in the quality of services.
With Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at his side, Mayor Ron Dellums pledged to follow the L.A. Harbor’s example and fix the broken Oakland Port trucking system that is contributing to a public health crisis and forcing drivers to endure sweatshop working conditions.
One Hill CBA Campaign
In 2007, working families struggled to make ends meet in regional economies that continued to be marked by unprecedented inequality.
Rebuilding the Base: Lessons from Four California Communities' Efforts to Reuse Closed Military Installations, a new report by the Partnership, reveals how communities are devastated by base closures and are often unable to replace the number or quality of jobs lost.
April 14th marked the latest Campaign for Responsible Development (CRD) action that included a rally and march around City Hall and the delivery of more than 1,800 postcards calling on the Mayor of Denver to ensure that community benefits are a part of the redevelopment of Union Station, the city’s regional light rail and transit hub. More than 130 supporters participated in the action. The passionate words of grassroots leaders were captured in
In April, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a landmark policy that ensures that low income workers and their communities benefit from the construction jobs created by city redevelopment projects.
Last month, community, labor and faith leaders came together to call for the City of San Jose to assure that it is truly building a better airport – by ensuring a living wage, establishing increased oversight of subcontractors, and guaranteeing the highest quality, most skilled employees serving the airport’s millions of annual passengers.
By Tom Hoffman, Pittsburgh UNITED Executive Director
By Natalie Greene, Pittsburgh UNITED Researcher
Two significant events coincided on March 14th on the 3rd Floor of the David L.