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: November 2010
This report documents how three local government units in Los Angeles have created new pathways to construction careers on publicly funded construction projects. These entities have used community workforce agreements to create thousands of new career opportunities for residents of low-income neighborhoods and disadvantaged workers. Together, the community workforce agreements they have established cover over $26 billion in construction and have created over 30,000 job opportunities for residents of low income neighborhoods.
Date: September 2010
Check out our new brochure, Greening Our Cities, Growing a Better Future for Workers and Communities, to learn more about green construction careers programs, the successes of our partners and allies, and how these programs are delivering quality career opportunities to local workers and communities of color.
Date: May 2010
Public money that finances private development should create real outcomes for workers and communities. But the redevelopment process is extremely complicated and too often community and labor organizations have a hard time figuring out how to engage — and change — it. The Tracking Toolbox provides a basic orientation and overview of how development works – including explanations of zoning & land-use approvals, environmental impact reviews, subsidy negotiations and more.
Date: March 2010
The Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports is leading the fight to end the environmental degradation, health hazards and worker exploitation created by the port trucking industry. New Partners, New Approaches to Transform Our Nation's Ports provides an overview of the broken port trucking industry and highlights the innovative solution that will deliver clean air and quality jobs to our nation’s ports.
Date: March 2010
The Partnership for Working Families collaborated with the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO to develop a guide to community workforce agreements (CWAs). This guide provides basic information on CWAs, including a discussion of common components, an overview of best practices, and examples from across the country.
Date: September 2009
The objective of this article is to point the way toward policy that meaningfully and lawfully addresses the important concerns with green development and results in middle class careers in green construction for all segments of a community.
Date: March 2009
High-quality development is the key to transforming local economies and creating shared prosperity. The set of brief documents that comprises Community Benefits: Leveraging Partnerships for Successful Development identifies key lessons and best practices for creating effective community benefits partnerships with developers.
Date: December 2008
Local elected and appointed officials are critical allies in campaigns to ensure that development opens doors to opportunity and greater equality for urban residents. The important—often courageous—work of these officials is the basis for Community Benefits: Practical Tools for Proactive Development. This set of brief documents provides compelling examples of a broad range of community benefits tools, and offers suggestions for applying this development model in different types of cities.
Date: December 2008
As we prepare for new leadership in America, we can't let the opportunity to rebuild the middle class pass us by. Our federal policy agenda builds on Partner organizations’ work at the regional level to create pathways out of poverty through public and private investment, providing recommendations for increasing the supply of middle class jobs throughout the economy, in construction, service, retail, hospitality and logistics.
Date: July 2008
Making Development Work for Local Residents: Local Hire Programs and Implementation Strategies That Serve Low-Income Communities documents our movement's success in winning hundreds of new job opportunities for local residents.