If you’re bidding to build the border wall, the City of Los Angeles may soon want to know about it. In the latest effort by blue cities to resist President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, a Los Angeles City Council member announced Thursday that he will introduce a motion requiring city contractors to disclose whether they’re bidding or working on Donald Trump’s border wall – or risk stiff fines and penalties. The motion is the first of its kind, but follows a trend of major cities exercising their authority to oppose the wall.
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
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.
A new campaign, Corporate Backers of Hate is looking to expose the role some U.S. corporations are playing in profiting from the abuses suffered by the communities of color under the Trump administration. Click here to read the rest of this article.
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
La protesta popular contra las políticas antiinmigrantes y antitrabajadores de Donald Trump se amplía y desde ayer ha empezado a tener en su objetivo a empresas que hacen posible su agenda con sus inversiones o alineándose con la Administración. Click here to read the rest of this article.
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:
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.