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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2017
Study: Construction Jobs Lack Basic Provisions in $175 Billion Industry
Build a Better South report highlights issues plaguing the construction industry in the South, including wage theft, low wages and safety concerns
As cities in the south continue to boom, workers earn poverty level wages and face dangerous working conditions
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28th, 2017
Partnership for Working Families Calls on Berkshire Hathaway to Publicly Commit Not to Bond Border Wall, Detention Centers
Call comes on the heels of a 40 organization letter demanding contractors refuse to help Trump build the wall & proposed legislation in eight states & four cities to target companies that build the wall
NATIONAL – On May 1st, community members around the country will stand together in resistance to the Trump administration’s attack on immigrants and working people. Partnership for Working Families will be on strike and in the streets to demonstrate its solidarity and support for the acceptance and respect of all communities. Below is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas:
Planning Your Protest Against Wall & Detention Profiteering
The below are general suggestions for planning your action. Anyone planning an action should make sure you are familiar with local laws and regulations, including those related to trespass, that might inform your planning and action. For help, the ACLU and National Lawyers Guild are great resources and have local chapters in many places.
Partnership for Working Families submitted the following letter in support of AB 1008.
The Honorable Tony Thurmond
Chair, Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment
Re: AB 1008 (Fair Chance Act) — SUPPORT
Dear Assemblymember Thurmond:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017
Just days before the preliminary border wall bids are to be submitted,
More Than Forty Civil Rights, Immigration, Labor & Community Groups Urge Companies Not to Bid on Border Wall Contract
Groups call on companies to publicly commit not to profit from multi-billion dollar “symbol of racism & xenophobia”
The following letter was sent to contractors of major construction firms.
To Whom It May Concern:
We, as a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to the advancement of racial justice and a fair economy, write to urge your company to publicly commit not to participate in or support the design or construction of the US-Mexico border wall.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration began the process of looking for contractors to build the border wall. More than 500 companies have reportedly already shown interest in designing and building prototypes of the wall and the wall itself. Many of these companies also build projects in our cities and states. We must stop those who seek to profit from dividing families from getting our tax dollars at the local level.
Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers' released their 2017 infrastructure report card. The United States again received an average grade of D+, holding steady but not improving since the last grade in 2013. Below is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas: