Publications

Researching and producing publications that support our mission and our Partner groups' campaigns is a major component of the Partnership for Working Families' work. Below you will find links to full-text versions of all of our publications, as well as those of our Partner organizations.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: April 12 2021

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In cities across the country, people come together everyday to realize a shared vision of thriving communities for themselves and their neighbors. Yet hundreds of thousands of working people have earnings that don’t come close to covering their most basic costs.

Author: Kathryn Cai, Ph.D.

Date: March 11th, 2021

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This is the time to fight for a radically different democracy. One that works for all of us. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated poverty for millions of Americans while a handful of billionaires multiplied their profits. Our communities suffered major budget cuts after the federal government failed to provide adequate emergency aid to cities and states. Unless we demand change in this moment, we will be subjected to austerity budgets in our cities for years to come. 

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: October 15, 2020

Description:

Contrary to initial claims by politicians and the media that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was a “great equalizer,” data overwhelmingly shows that the virus is amplifying existing inequalities and harming poor and marginalized communities most. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people are suffering hospitalization rates up to 5.3 times higher and death rates up to 2.1 times higher than other Americans. 

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: September 30, 2020

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55,000 ride hail drivers for Uber and Lyft filed an amicus brief to the state of California's appellate court with the assistance of The Partnership for Working Families, Gig Workers Rising, Mobile Workers' Alliance, Rideshare Drivers United, and We Drive Progress.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, workers have tried to secure protections from Uber and Lyft to safeguard them during the pandemic to no avail. These workers risk their safety and livelihood to share personal accounts of the wage theft, discrimination, and liabilities they've incurred while driving during COVID.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: 7/7/2020

Description:

For many, work is a source of dignity, identity, and purpose– a way to provide for a family and support a community. Yet, however many times app-based companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash, and Postmates profess to be “the future of work,” it’s becoming clearer than ever that workers at the core of their businesses have been – and continue to be – shortchanged and exploited.These companies have promoted their platforms as a way to earn a living while maintaining flexibility and freedom. But in the face of COVID-19, this exchange has proven completely one-sided.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: February 11, 2020

Description:

More than a century ago, before there was a national legislative consensus around paying workers a fair day’s wage, California took the lead to establish minimum wage and working conditions for workers. Since then, the state has remained a national standard bearer, enacting laws that help workers recover stolen wages, access paid leave from work, and enforce safe and humane working conditions.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: May 7, 2019

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Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: 06/15/2018

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We are in an unprecedented moment in U.S. history. It is a time of resurgent racism and inequality, but also of newly energized and ambitious activism. We propose that the most effective way to take advantage of that momentum and reclaim American democracy is through investment in progressive organizing in the nation’s cities. Throughout the country, cities provide the diversity, social bonds, union strength, coalitional relationships and experience necessary to achieve governing power in the interest of the common good.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families, Align

Date: 12/19/2018

Description:

This report gives an overview of Amazon’s business model and how it harms workers and communities. It takes a look at the proposed $3 billion in corporate giveaways and highlights key ways that HQ2 would harm New York communities. Finally, it provides concrete ways that elected officials in New York can stop one of the largest corporate giveaways in New York history. 

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