Partnership In the Media
By Nikki Fortunato Bas on 1/18/16 for the Oakland Tribune My Word © 2016 Bay Area News Group
Working together with researchers at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, occupational safety and health experts at the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health and MassCOSH, and environmental justice leaders at GAIA, we dug deep into the world of recycling workers. We found horrifying stories of injuries and fatalities, and troubling statistics about how often recycling workers get hurt on the job. The good news is that there’s plenty of action that cities can take to make recycling jobs good jobs.
The New Yorker writes about the environmental and social benefits of ALIGN and the Transform Don’t Trash New York Coalition’s plan to overhaul NYC trash pick up.
Another round of national jobs numbers came out last Friday from the Labor Department, received with a mixture of relief— “Whew, at least there’s some growth”—and concern that it’s just not enough.
A couple of days after the mayor announced that the Kingsbridge Armory would be transformed into the world’s largest ice sports complex, Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter sat across the street from the vacant building in a bustling diner and tried valiantly to stay awake.
“I’m exhausted,” she said, following an appearance on Bronxnet, where she talked about her own recent announcement, which didn’t come with quite the same fanfare as the mayor’s.
Over the weekend, 2,000 people showed up at a Northwest Philadelphia church to push for higher pay for workers at the Philadelphia airport.
The battle at the airport comes down to an old-fashioned fight over money.
What it Really Costs When Walmart Comes to Town
by David Mielach
It's more bad news for Wal-Mart . After a New York Times story alleged that Wal-Mart bribed officials in Mexico to allow the company to open stores in that country, another new report reveals exactly how much it costs a community in dollars and cents when Walmart comes to town.
Faith and Community Groups Rallying for Short Haul Truckers
by Bellamy Pailthorp
Councilman Introduces Retail Ordinance That Some Believe Could Thwart Controversial Project
by Richard Guzman
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Wal-Mart’s effort to open a 33,000-square-foot grocery store on Cesar Chavez Avenue near Chinatown has hit a speed bump, with a City Councilman surprising many with a recent introduction of a retail-related motion.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Laws passed by California cities to protect labor when businesses change hands received a boost Monday from the California Supreme Court, which revived a Los Angeles ordinance aimed at protecting grocery workers.
The state high court ruled 6 to 1 that the 2005 city measure, which lower courts had rejected, did not usurp state or federal law or violate constitutional guarantees by requiring new grocery store owners to keep existing employees for months after taking over ownership.