FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2017
Yesterday, Partnership for Working Families and the Southern Poverty Law Center joined a formidable collection of civil rights groups, local elected officials and academics in filing amici briefs urging the review of a lawsuit charging the state of Alabama violated federal voting rights and equal protection laws last year when it blocked a minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour for 40,000 workers in Birmingham. Click here to read the rest of this article.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Partnership for Working Families, history professors as well as the mayors of Atlanta and Gary, Indiana have all filed amicus briefs to support the lawsuit that seeks to repeal the state law that forbids municipalities in Alabama from setting their own minimum wage. Click here to read the rest of this article.
Labor leaders, construction workers and some Metro Nashville council members called for better labor conditions in the city's booming construction industry Tuesday.
The following is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas on the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ release of their 21st Century New Deal for Jobs:
Parks, schools, roads, bridges, airports, housing and even broadband and water systems — the fact is, infrastructure touches every part of our lives. Yet, somehow, we rarely think about it until it fails us. Policymakers often see infrastructure only as dull technical decisions about how much to invest in concrete structures, when it is what knits our communities together or tears them apart. Click here to read the rest of this article.
One of Trump’s most horrendous campaign promises was to build a border wall — a divisive structure that will not keep us safe from harm nor create infrastructure to help our country fix crumbling roads and bridges. Click here to read the rest of this article.