Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Pittsburgh can require private employers to provide paid sick leave. The ruling turns back an industry challenge to Pittsburgh’s landmark law that provides paid sick leave to an estimated 50,000 low wage workers.
In a new report released today, the Partnership for Working Families exposes the ways that state legislators, influenced by their corporate donors, perpetuate racial and gender inequity in housing and wages. The report, “For All of Us, By All of Us: Challenging State Interference to Advance Gender and Racial Justice,” examines case studies in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Tennessee and Louisiana that document the disproportionate consequences of preemption on women and women of color.
We are saddened and outraged by the continued political violence perpetrated by white nationalists. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters in mourning the shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue. Saturday’s shooting, on the last day of Passover, killed one woman and injured three others, leaving their community reeling and devastated. A few days earlier, a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people in Sunnyvale, CA, “because they looked Muslim,” sending eight people to the hospital.
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In an important organizing victory for communities in NYC and in all our cities, Amazon executives announced they have abandoned their plans for a Long Island City campus in Queens.
The Partnership for Working Families, a national network 19 local community-based grassroots organizations, is strongly opposed to Department of Homeland Security’s proposed change to the "public charge” rule.
Communities and Experts Raise Alarm on Amazon’s Backroom Process, Demands for Tax Giveaways, and HQ2’s Impact on Rising Housing Costs and Infrastructure
“HQ2 and the accompanying tax breaks that cities are offering Amazon will raise housing prices, displace current area residents… and worsen income inequality across these metro areas.”
We mourn those who were terrorized and murdered by white nationalist violence this past week in Louisville and Pittsburgh. Our hearts are with the families of the victims and the survivors of these attacks, and their communities which have been shaken to the core.
"Moving towards transformative change is about not just reducing harm in the present moment, but also building the structures and institutions that enable us to win and do more in the future."
The workers who build empires like Amazon deserve a fair return on their work. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the history of the world and warehouse workers have helped him amass his $164 billion fortune.