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living wages, Community Organizing in San Antonio, Texas IAF

COPS / Metro Fights for Higher City Worker Wages at Budget Session

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
San Antonio Express-News & KSAT 12

The tone at most of San Antonio's big City Council budget goal-setting sessions historically may have been positive, but that tone shifted notably at a most recent session.

COPS / Metro leader Robert Cruz, pointedly asked the city’s budget director what the city intends to do with the $24 million in revenue it received in excess of forecasts when the 2015 budget was adopted last year. Read more about COPS / Metro Fights for Higher City Worker Wages at Budget Session

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Community Organizing in Baltimore, Maryland IAF, Local Hiring, Hopkins

BUILD Leverages Local Hiring in Baltimore

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
WYPR

Johns Hopkins University plans to hire more city residents and do more business with local companies.

University President Ronald Daniels announced the beginning of the Hopkins Local Initiative Monday during Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development's One Baltimore Assembly at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Sandtown. Read more about BUILD Leverages Local Hiring in Baltimore

BUILD

Workforce Development, Sr. Pearl Ceasar, Sr. Gabriela Lohan, Project Quest

Catholic Sisters Combat Poverty, Impact Thousands in San Antonio

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Global Sisters Report

The speakers offered words of eloquence and encouragement. Moments later came handshakes, hugs and tears as students crossed the stage. But this was not a typical graduation ceremony. There were no diplomas, no gowns and no hats tossed into the air. Read more about Catholic Sisters Combat Poverty, Impact Thousands in San Antonio

West / Southwest IAF

living wages, Mayoral Election, Judge Wolf, Texas IAF, organizing in San Antonio

COPS Metro & County Officials Announce Wage Hike & Urge Vote

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Rivard Report & More

Days before the San Antonio mayoral election runoff, church and state united to urge voters to the polls and while there, to remember that San Antonians need a living wage. Read more about COPS Metro & County Officials Announce Wage Hike & Urge Vote

Cops/ Metro Alliance

ATU, Union, Local 689, Assaults, WMATA, Metro Transit Workers

WIN & Amalgamated Transit Union Combat On-The-Job Abuse

Thursday, March 26, 2015
WAMU 88.5

“We are afraid.”

Cynthia Gary, a Metro employee for 29 years, choked on the words as she testified at a public hearing on safety organized by her union in the basement of a historic church in downtown D.C.

“I will say it again. We are afraid.” Read more about WIN & Amalgamated Transit Union Combat On-The-Job Abuse

WIN

Community Organizing in Jackson, Mississippi IAF, Kroger, Relocation, Food Desert

Jackson Clergy Stand With Kroger Workers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Clarion Ledger

After Kroger announced last week it would be closing its south Jackson grocery store, leaders and community activists are scrambling... Read more about Jackson Clergy Stand With Kroger Workers

Working Together Jackson

Capital IDEA-Houston, David Brooks, Workforce Development, organizing in Houston, Texas IAF

TMO Responds to David Brooks: Programs You Call For Exist in Texas!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Houston Chronicle

Responding to David Brooks’ assertion that the President’s proposal to provide cost-free community college access is not enough,  Read more about TMO Responds to David Brooks: Programs You Call For Exist in Texas!

TMO

March on Washington, Jobs, Wages, living wages, Texas IAF, organizing in San Antonio

COPS Metro: March for JOBS and Freedom Still Relevant

Monday, January 19, 2015
San Antonio Express News

On the heels of a succeeding campaign to raise the wages of San Antonio’s lowest paid public workers,  Read more about COPS Metro: March for JOBS and Freedom Still Relevant

Cops/ Metro Alliance

San Antonio, Wages, Economic Development, Community Organizing in Texas

COPS Metro Raises Wages of Lowest Paid Workers in San Antonio

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
San Antonio Express News

In a win that COPS / Metro is calling “a beginning,” the Board of the Alamo (Community) Colleges approved wage raises for its lowest paid workers including an $11.50 minimum for full-time employees. Read more about COPS Metro Raises Wages of Lowest Paid Workers in San Antonio

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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