NEW YORK — A new report released today by the Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, and the Partnership for Working Families shows that major Wall Street companies stand to benefit financially from President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
If Amazon knows your address, then the warehousing and logistics industry touches your life. Online retail has transformed our economy, reducing the need for brick-and-mortar storefronts by providing the convenience of delivery-at-your-doorstep.
Like many cities across the country, Oakland, Concord, Richmond, Fremont, and San Francisco recently submitted a joint proposal for Amazon to build its second headquarters in the Bay Area. The competition has been like an Olympic bid on steroids, and now we wait to see who will win.
As Amazon sparks intense competition between cities for the tech giant’s second headquarters (HQ2), civic groups from around the country are calling for further scrutiny over Amazon’s laundry list of demands
The latest scientific evidence tells us that climate change will make major storms and hurricanes not only more frequent, but more destructive. Yet not everyone will experience these events in the same way.
San Jose largely rebuilt its downtown by shelling out lavish, risky subsidies. From the 1980s on, the city lured developers to its hollowed-out center with cash incentives—$38 million to the Fairmont, $19 million to the Hilton and $35 million to Adobe Systems.
Sabeel Rahman’s essay is a call to action. Progressives should take seriously the coming political struggle over public goods generally and infrastructure specifically. They should also be better skilled in the administration of government and learn how to use the tools available to incrementally transform the material conditions of our current system. But as a lifelong organizer, dedicated to the dignity and economic security of all workers, I know that this is not enough.
Governors and state legislators across the country are on a municipal power stripping spree. Just this week, Missouri enacted a state law preempting local efforts to raise the minimum wage, overturning thousands of pay increases already in effect and literally ripping raises from the pockets of workers.
A new report titled "Build a Better South" from the Workers Defense Project, Partnership for Working Families, and the University of Illinois at Chicago sheds light on the working conditions for construction workers in six southern U.S. cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Nashville.
On Monday (August 28), a Missouri state law went into effect that stripped more than 30,000 workers in St. Louis of a hard won local minimum wage increase, dropping their hourly pay floor from $10 an hour back to just $7.70. But St. Louis isn’t the only city where state laws stand in the way of progress.