Partnership Blog & News

Center on Policy Initiatives | December 20, 2008

The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) won important policy battles in 2008 that set the stage for major improvements in the lives of local workers.  The new policies will make it tougher for developers and contractors to pay poverty wages and deny employee health coverage, raising the standard of living for many working families.

Good jobs now a goal for future development

Connecticut Center for a New Economy | December 20, 2008

2008 was a year of challenges and great rewards for the Connecticut Center for a New Economy (CCNE). The energy generated by the presidential election gave us the opportunity to reach out to new constituencies, to find new friends and create new alliances.

OCCORD | December 20, 2008

By Eric Altman, OCCORD Executive Director

2008 was an exciting period of growth for Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD).  We reached several important milestones in our comprehensive campaign for responsible development in Anaheim’s upscale Platinum Triangle district and launched our new Immigrant and Workplace Rights program with a nonpartisan voter registration and mobilization campaign for the November 2008 elections.

Rally in the Rain

Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel | December 20, 2008

With almost a decade of local victories and policy innovations under our belt, the Partnership’s broad network boasts a lot of lessons that should inform federal policy. A New Urban Agenda for America, the Partnership’s newest publication, outlines these lessons, pointing the way for our new administration to take on the challenging task of rebuilding America’s middle class.

Leslie Moody | December 20, 2008

Ready for Change?

As we stumble into this new era, it is clear to our movement - broadly defined - that we have been playing defense for far too long.  Over the years, many of our partners have achieved incredible victories for working families at the local and regional level, while our national partners monitored the attacks in Washington and calculated the toll on our country on a grand scale.  Now, facing an administration open to ideas and innovation, we have a unique opportunity to carry our local victories and innovation to the federal level.

Pittsburgh UNITED | November 18, 2008

One Hill CBA Campaign
The One Hill CBA Coalition has moved into the first stages of CBA implementation mode.

Partnership for Working Families | November 18, 2008

By Mark Spadafore, SANE Executive Director & Jean Kessner, SANE Board Member

Letter to the Editor sent to Syracuse Newspapers on Friday

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Educati... | November 18, 2008

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | November 18, 2008

On October 1, the nation’s first Clean Trucks Program was launched at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, culminating an epic battle to bring cleaner air and better jobs to the region’s largest industry.

FRESC | November 18, 2008

Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved its first policy statement in support of affordable housing as part of its Strategic Plan for Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

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