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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.


Project Quest, living wages, Economic Development, Workforce Development, Labor Market Intermediary

NYT: Job Training Can Save Lives. See How San Antonio Does It.

Monday, August 19, 2019
New York Times

The economic odds facing Avigail Rodriguez a few years ago couldn’t have been much worse. An undocumented immigrant and a single mother, she lived in a cramped apartment in a tough neighborhood in San Antonio and earned just $9 an hour working as a nurse’s assistant.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Workforce Development, Economic Development, Living Wage, Project Quest, Labor Market Intermediaries

New Study Says Project QUEST Creates Largest, Sustained Earnings Rise in Nation

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Economic Mobility

Since 1992, IAF

West / Southwest IAF

Houston ISD, living wages, public school, public employees

TMO Leverages $14 /hr Wage Win for HISD Workers

Friday, June 28, 2019
FOX and Univision

In a budget process that the Houston Chronicle says "devolved into a clash of wills," TMO clergy and leaders leveraged a major wage win for workers: $14 per hour for 3,000+ of the lowest paid employees in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) -- employees who keep Houston children safe and nourished, and schools clean. 

TMO

living wages, Economic Development, Community Organizing in San Antonio

COPS/Metro Gets $15 /Hour Living Wage into San Antonio Draft Budget

Thursday, August 9, 2018
San Antonio Express-News

....For the first time in city history, the lowest-paid municipal workers are set to begin earning $15 an hour — a major victory for COPS/Metro Alliance, which has been advocating for a living wage for several years.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Turnaround Tuesday, Unemployment in Baltimore

Turnaround Tuesday Places 79 Baltimoreans in Living Wage Work

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Metro IAF

As a result of building critical relationships with area hospitals and taking action to pressure the Health Services Cost Review Commission to increase hospital reimbursement rates to fund community health positions, Turnaround Tuesday has placed 79 individuals in three new positions: Community Health Workers, Peer Recovery Specialists, and Certified Nurse Assistants/General Nursing Assistants. None of the Turnaround Tuesday-trained individuals have lost their jobs and all positions pay between $15-17/per hour with full benefits.

BUILD

Minimum Wages, Economic Development, Texas IAF

COPS/Metro Hikes Base Municipal Wage in San Antonio to $14.25 /Hour

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
San Antonio Express News & More

Months after 750 COPS / Metro leaders challenged candidates for San Antonio City Council and the Bexar County Commissioners’ Court to support their living wage agenda in a nonpartisan accountability assembly — and then delivered 8,555 voters to the polls in support of their agenda — both Bexar County and the City of San Antonio increased entry wages to $14.25 per h

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Turnaround Tuesdays, Jobs, Employment, Baltimore IAF

‘Turnaround Tuesday’ Helping Those Who’ve Hit Rock Bottom Get Back Up

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
CBS Baltimore

The figures are pretty dismal. 75 percent of those who are released from prison, will be back behind bars within five years. And only half of those who remain free have jobs.

BUILD

Returning Citizen Unemployment, Community Safety, accountability

WIN Secures DC Mayoral Pledge on Hiring, Community Safety

Friday, September 1, 2017
Metro IAF
WIN packed First Rock Baptist Church in Southeast DC with more than 650 faith leaders, returning citizens and workers to address DC Mayor Muriel Bowser around key issues in the city. Mayor Bowser embraced the vast majority of WIN’s asks, commiting to WIN’s campaign to hire 5,000 returning citizens and people from high unemployment areas, and improving safety, affordable housing and immigrant and Muslim rights.  
WIN

Arizona IAF, JobPath, Workforce Development, accountability assembly

PCI Secures Council Pledges to Double JobPath Funding

Monday, July 31, 2017
Tucson.com

125 Pima County Interfaith resident leaders of Ward 3 Tucson assembled and secured commitments from primary candidates Felicia Chew, Paul Durham and Tom Tronsdal.  The session was organized by Pima County Interfaith Civic Education Organization, Southern Arizona Interfaith (SAI) and Literacy Connects.

PCIC

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