There is something strange going on. Some of the largest employers in America want us to think their jobs are not real jobs. And Uber is following their lead. Click here to read the rest of this article.
These are exciting times in the so-called “sharing economy,” and not just for Silicon Valley techies and billionaire investors. The moment has finally arrived for the people who actually do the work of moving, sharing and renting their goods through businesses like Uber and AirBnB to get some much-needed attention. Click here to read the rest of this article.
Yesterday, news broke that Mayor de Blasio's administration will pursue the model of waste collection groups like PWF affiliate, ALIGN, and its Transform, Don't Transh NYC coalition have been fighting for for the last two years.
Below is a note from our New York affiliate, ALIGN, on the transition of their executive director:
Congratulations to our affiliate OCCORD in Orange County, California on the appointment of its new Executive Director. On August 1st, the board and staff of OCCORD welcome Shakeel Syed as incoming Executive Director. He brings more than two decades of experience managing nonprofit organizations and advocating for marginalized communities.
Affiliate POWER’s founding Executive Director, Bishop Dwayne Royster, will be transitioning to serve as Political Director for People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO) National Network at the end of this month. We thank Bishop Royster for his hard work, dedication and service in making POWER a resolute cornerstone for racial, economic and educational justice in the Greater Philadelphia area. We are proud of his leadership and all that he has done to support POWER in its development and commitment to prophetic boldness.
Affiliate Georgia STAND-UP launched its Policy Institute for Civic Leadership in 2005. The intensive course is designed to educate and train leaders in metro Atlanta to examine the relationship between economic policy and social values. Trainees do this by analyzing power structures in the region to develop strategies to help working communities. Since it was founded, more than 350 participants have graduated from the program. Graduates have gone on to pursue public service careers in City Council, County Commissioner and beyond.
Eighteen years ago, Silicon Valley affiliate, Working Partnerships USA, launched its 1000 Leaders Project based on the belief that ordinary people rooted in the values of their communities can and should be the ones leading our country.
Early on, WPUSA’s leadership realized that if they were going to build a diverse coalition that could make big gains for working people and govern successfully, they needed to create a space where leaders could develop a shared analysis of region issues.
Just last March, twenty leaders from underrepresented and communities of color graduated from affiliate Puget Sound Sage’s Community Leadership Institute, part of our 1000 Leaders Project. These local leaders have been seeking placement on Regional Boards and Commissions in hopes of advancing an equity agenda in Seattle and underserved South King County. So far, four participants have found positions on boards or commissions.
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