RELEASE: Build a Better South Report Highlights Challenges in Construction Industry

May 9, 2017 -- Jamie Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2017

Study: Construction Jobs Lack Basic Provisions in $175 Billion Industry

Build a Better South report highlights issues plaguing the construction industry in the South, including wage theft, low wages and safety concerns

As cities in the south continue to boom, workers earn poverty level wages and face dangerous working conditions

No, The Anti-Immigrant Border Wall Isn't the Infrastructure Project Americans Voted For

During his bid for the White House, Republican Donald Trump promised voters that he would prioritize the needs of working people and bring back jobs. A key source of that job creation, Trump emphasized at rallies and in speeches, would be the rebuilding of our crumbling roads, water systems and airports. Click here to read the rest of this article.

Partnership for Working Families Calls on Berkshire Hathaway to Publicly Commit Not to Bond Border Wall, Detention Centers

April 28, 2017 -- Jamie Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28th, 2017

Partnership for Working Families Calls on Berkshire Hathaway to Publicly Commit Not to Bond Border Wall, Detention Centers

Call comes on the heels of a 40 organization letter demanding contractors refuse to help Trump build the wall & proposed legislation in eight states & four cities to target companies that build the wall

STATEMENT: Partnership for Working Families Joins May Day Strikes

April 26, 2017 -- Jamie Way

NATIONAL – On May 1st, community members around the country will stand together in resistance to the Trump administration’s attack on immigrants and working people. Partnership for Working Families will be on strike and in the streets to demonstrate its solidarity and support for the acceptance and respect of all communities. Below is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas:

Don't Build Trump's Border Wall Protest Toolkit

April 21, 2017 -- Jamie Way

Planning Your Protest Against Wall & Detention Profiteering

The below are general suggestions for planning your action. Anyone planning an action should make sure you are familiar with local laws and regulations, including those related to trespass, that might inform your planning and action. For help, the ACLU and National Lawyers Guild are great resources and have local chapters in many places.

Rebuilding America with a Progressive Vision

Children drinking lead contaminated water, dams cracking and nearly collapsing, high-speed rail projects sitting stalled while highways fall into disrepair; this is what has become of America’s once gleaming infrastructure. And this is to say nothing of the more visionary projects — including universal access to broadband, childcare or green energy and transit — that have been largely abandoned as distant pipe dreams. Click here to read the rest of this article.

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