Jobs

Public Transportation, Bus Routes, Neighborhood Connectivity, ATU

Metro IAF & ATU: "Leave the Bus Lines Alone"

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Washington Post

In Washington, D.C., 300 workers and riders turned out to the latest hearing on budget cuts to tell the WMATA Metro Board to 'leave the bus lines alone."

Metro IAF has been working in collaboration with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) to increase public investment in the DC region's metro transit system. Read more about Metro IAF & ATU: "Leave the Bus Lines Alone"

Metro IAF

Turnaround Tuesday, Baltimore, Jobs, Employment, Training

BUILD's Turnaround Tuesday Movement Hits Milestone of 240 Employed

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
BUILD

BUILD has been at the forefront of the jobs movement in Baltimore and has leveraged its 4 decades of organizing experience to cultivate partnerships to promote jobs for returning citizens.   Aso f early December the movement has employed 240 individuals. Read more about BUILD's Turnaround Tuesday Movement Hits Milestone of 240 Employed

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Labor Organizing, ATU, Union, Transit, Transportation

IAF Organizer J. Lange Addresses Amalgamated Transit Union

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Johnathan Lange

An entire generation of union leadership has been forced to play defense.  But now, standing before the 2016 Convention of the Amalgamated Transit Union, I am here to tell you that this is the time to start playing offense.  Yours is the union to show the rest of us how to do it.  Your leadership is the leadership best equipped to throw the ball far down the field and score. Read more about IAF Organizer J. Lange Addresses Amalgamated Transit Union

Metro IAF

Jobs
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 22:30

BUILD Advances Local Hiring Mandate with $24/hr Wage for Development

Last night, as the votes were tallied on the City Council, BUILD celebrated a historic win on many levels. Advances include: 30% local hiring mandate on all infrastructure construction jobs; $10 million investment in minority & women owned business firms; $24 minimum wage across the site for infrastructure; $25 million workforce development center that will also create a pipeline for local hiring for all permanent jobs; 1,060 affordable housing units; and profit sharing that treats the city as the investor that it is. Read more about BUILD Advances Local Hiring Mandate with $24/hr Wage for Development


Job Training, ACTS, QUEST, Economic Development, Lady Carlson

Northern & Central LA Interfaith Launches ACTS to Combat Poverty

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
KTBS

With Louisiana as the state with the third highest number of poor people, many of them working full-time, Northern & Central Louisiana Interfaith leaders are devising new ways to tackle poverty.  Says Pastor Clayton Moore, “If you work, how is it that you’re poor?” Read more about Northern & Central LA Interfaith Launches ACTS to Combat Poverty

NCLISC

JobPath, Workforce Development, living wages, Kevin Courtney

PCIC Leverages 16% Increase in County Funding for Job Training

Sunday, August 7, 2016
Arizona Daily Star

After a campaign that included educating County Supervisors about the economic (and life) impact of JobPath workforce development program, leaders of Pima County Interfaith won a 16% increase in funding for the program, from $423 thousand to $500 thousand. Read more about PCIC Leverages 16% Increase in County Funding for Job Training

PCIC

Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Bishop Miles, Metro IAF, $69M Initiative

BUILD Wins Jobs for Baltimore -- Johns Hopkins Leads $69M Initiative

Monday, April 4, 2016
Washington Post & Baltimore Sun

From the Washington Post:

As the news conference ended at Zion Baptist Church in East Baltimore, Bishop Douglas Miles stepped forward and grabbed the mic to say, “This is historic.”

He shared a memory from the late 1960s: A young woman on a bus asked him what school he attended, and when he replied, “Hopkins,” she stopped talking to him.

That was the distance, he said, between the city and the university. Read more about BUILD Wins Jobs for Baltimore -- Johns Hopkins Leads $69M Initiative

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SAISD, living wages, San Antonio, Texas IAF

COPS / Metro Wins Wage Hike for Lowest Paid School Workers

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Rivard Report & More

Thanks to the intervention of COPS / Metro Alliance leaders that stood with San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD)’s  lowest paid workers and the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel, the SAISD Board unanimously approve Read more about COPS / Metro Wins Wage Hike for Lowest Paid School Workers

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Jobs, after-school programs, accountability assembly, mayoral candidates

BUILD Secures Commitments from Baltimore Mayoral Candidates

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Baltimore Sun

Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, or BUILD, asked the leading mayoral candidates to commit to creating more jobs and expanding after-school programs for children before about 700 people at Coppin State University. At BUILD's urging, the candidates agreed to create the jobs over four years and to spend an additional $8 million annually on afterschool programs by their final year in office.

"We look forward to holding them accountable," said Rob English, the lead organizer of BUILD. Read more about BUILD Secures Commitments from Baltimore Mayoral Candidates

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Andrew Conners, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Jobs for Prison Returnees

Hospitals to Create Up To 375 Jobs for Disadvantaged City Residents

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Baltimore Sun

"We really see systemic challenges in Baltimore, and someone just saw the ability to address it," said Andrew Foster Connors, senior pastor at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church. "It's less than the number of jobs we wanted, but it's a great start."

The pastor is also co-chair of the interfaith community organization Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, or BUILD, which had rallied for the jobs and brought supporters to meetings of the state Health Services Cost Review Commission, which sets hospital rates and approved the jobs plan Wednesday. Read more about Hospitals to Create Up To 375 Jobs for Disadvantaged City Residents

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