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: September 2010

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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.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: May 2010

Description:

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.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: March 2010

Description:

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.

Author: Emerald Cities Planning Committee, Building and Construction Trades Department (AFL-CIO)

Date: March 2010

Description:

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.

Author: Benjamin S. Beach

Date: September 2009

Description:

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.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: March 2009

Description:

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.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: December 2008

Description:

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.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: December 2008

Description:

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.

Author: Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, Ph.D.

Date: July 2008

Description:

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.

Author: The Partnership for Working Families

Date: July 2008

Description:

Base Building: Organizing for Community Benefits in the Reuse of Closed Military Installations provides concrete information on organizing communities to get more benefits out of military base reuse. Base Building includes a detailed overview of the base reuse process and a discussion of the steps you need to take to attach community benefits principles to the base reuse plans in your community.

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