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Have you ever gotten stuck in traffic on 101, or stuck on a Caltrain that isn’t moving, or stuck at a VTA stop waiting on a bus? If you live or work in Silicon Valley, whether you drive, take public transit, or both, your answer is probably “yes”. Read more from affiliate Working Partnerships USA on their campaigns for quality jobs and transportation justice.
Somerville citizens group seeks say in Union Square development, Somerville Journal
Delray residents work with — not against — developers; West Atlantic Avenue redevelopment being done with resident input, Sun Sentinel
State Orders 2 Construction Firms To Stop Work At Amazon Warehouse Site In Windsor, The Hartford Courant
Olivia Chow promises 5,000 jobs for young people from local hiring requirement, Toronto Star
Group wants MGM held accountable in casino construction, hiring, Daily Record
America’s cities are desperate for new infrastructure investment. As local and national leaders ponder strategies for renewing America’s cities, they would do well to learn from the collaborations of community, worker, civil rights, and environmental leaders that are pushing regional and municipal leaders to get more for their infrastructure investments.
Thanks to Partnership affiliate FRESC’s leadership in the fight against wage theft, the Wage Protection Act (SB 5) passed out of the Colorado legislature yesterday and is headed to Governor Hickenlooper’s desk for signature!
Partnership affiliate POWER enjoyed a concrete victory yesterday when Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter used his executive power to give subcontracted Philadelphia workers a well-deserved and long overdue pay increase.
West Atlantic Avenue development deal postponed, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Bronx Borough President hesitates on NYC FC Stadium endorsement, Empire of Soccer
After many years of fighting we are so proud to announce that FRESC's wage theft legislation passed the senate today!
For decades, the high technology economy in Silicon Valley has eroded the region’s middle class, distributing income in an hourglass shape that leaves massive numbers of workers trapped at the bottom in low wage, dead end, service occupations. A “next generation” living wage policy in the county government would change this picture for thousands of workers and their families.
Hundreds of San Diegans came out to show their support for the announcement in Civic Center Plaza under the banner of “Raise Up San Diego,” a broad-based community coalition that includes the Center on Policy Initiatives.
On March 20, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted to override the veto by the County Executive and pass a Living Wage Ordinance ensuring employees of county contractors will be paid $11.23 an hour. The ordinance will directly impact nearly 9,000 workers.