The reopening of the western line of FasTracks, the region’s light rail system, in July was a big victory for workers in Denver. 9to5 led a campaign supported by Partnership affiliate, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities, which collected more than 400 signatures for a petition calling on Denver’s Regional Transportation District to restore the recently cut bus lin
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The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC) is celebrating a game changing Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) in New York City, signed with the Kingsbridge National Ice Center (KNIC). KNIC is building the world’s largest ice center at the Kingsbridge Armory, and the Kingsbridge CBA ensures that the project will incorporate community priorities and vision. The victory is the culmination of 15 years of hard work and patient organizing.
Another round of national jobs numbers came out last Friday from the Labor Department, received with a mixture of relief— “Whew, at least there’s some growth”—and concern that it’s just not enough.
A couple of days after the mayor announced that the Kingsbridge Armory would be transformed into the world’s largest ice sports complex, Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter sat across the street from the vacant building in a bustling diner and tried valiantly to stay awake.
“I’m exhausted,” she said, following an appearance on Bronxnet, where she talked about her own recent announcement, which didn’t come with quite the same fanfare as the mayor’s.
Since 2005, Georgia STAND-UP has been a tireless advocate for community benefit agreements in the Atlanta region. Thanks to that persistence, one of the most closely watched public finance deals in Georgia history will produce both a new Falcons football stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, and a precedent-setting requirement that no public money be released until a community benefits agreement is in place.
After more than a year of advocacy by the Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) and community allies, San Diego has a new ordinance requiring banks to register all foreclosures and be held accountable if they neglect the properties. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, new Mayor Bob Filner made the Property Value Protection Ordinance the first ordinance he signed into law.
In November, the City of Los Angeles took a transformative step toward a pro-community, pro-worker, and pro-environment system for managing its trash by adopting Don’t Waste LA’s proposal for an exclusive franchise agreement for commercial and multi-family waste. City Council’s bold action will advance the City’s march toward zero waste, stop rate-gouging for small businesses, help communities of color impacted by waste facilities, and create new hope for the workers who handle our trash.
A broad-based labor-community coalition, in close partnership with the City of Oakland, has finalized a groundbreaking construction careers program for the $400 million revitalization of the Oakland Army Base.
The devoted work of Santa Ana residents to create a path for greater community input in local development paid off October 15 with the passage of the “Sunshine Ordinance” by the Santa Ana City Council.