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.
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.
Date: April 16, 2020
Date: February 11, 2020
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.
Date: May 7, 2019
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.
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.
After decades of disinvestment and the Great Recession, cities are making a comeback, especially in the growing and sprawling cities in the Southern U.S. However, without concerted and meaningful intervention from organizers, advocates, and elected leaders, the “business as usual” practices deployed by many developers and corporations will continue to have a negative impact on the most vulnerable communities.
Amazon has been called the “everything store,” but today it is much more than just a store, with publishing, streaming, and web services businesses. Its reach and influence are unparalleled. A close examination of Amazon’s various platforms and services reveals that for growing racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic movements, the breadth of Amazon’s business combined with its weak and inadequately enforced policies provides a number of channels through which hate groups can generate revenue, propagate their ideas, and grow their movements.
Over the past four years, transportation network companies (TNCs), primarily Uber and Lyft, have convinced legislators in the vast majority of states to overrule and preempt local regulations and strip drivers of rights. The speed and sweeping effectiveness of the industry’s use of this strategy, known as state interference (or preemption), is unprecedented.
This report looks at a set of players who are generally left out of Trump’s narrative about the border wall, but who have positioned themselves to be direct beneficiaries: the investors who could enjoy financial gain from its construction. An examination of Sterling Construction Company, the only publicly-traded company to receive a contract to build a border wall prototype, reveals that