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.
Date: October 15, 2020
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.
Date: September 30, 2020
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.
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.