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living wages, economic justice, Work with Dignity, Executive Order, Minimum Wage

Executive Order BUILDs on IAF Living Wage Tradition

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
West / Southwest IAF
The IAF is happy to see attention being paid at the national level to the issue of wages. The President has announced plans to sign an executive order mandating a minimum wage of $10.10 / hour for all jobs that emerge from federal contracts.
 
West / Southwest IAF

Organizing in Arizona, Arizona Interfaith, Valley Interfaith Project, Justice for Immigrants, Joe Rubio

AZ Bishops and Business Leaders Lend Voice to Call for Immigration Reform

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Catholic Sun & ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy

At a press conference convened by Valley Interfaith Project, Catholic Bishop Thomas Olmsted signed a letter to the Arizona congressional delegation for immigration reform, attesting that “the cost of inaction is too high.” Read more about AZ Bishops and Business Leaders Lend Voice to Call for Immigration Reform

Valley Interfaith Project

Economic Incentives, living wages, Economic Development, Living Wage Fight in Texas, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Requirement for Economic Incentives

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Austin American Statesman

...Austin Interfaith and the Austin-based Workers Defense Project had been pushing the city for more than a year to adopt stricter pay standards to accompany any incentive deals....  Read more about Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Requirement for Economic Incentives

Austin Interfaith

Economic Development, Labor Market Intermediary, living wages, Community Organizing in Texas, San Antonio, Rackspace

Project Quest Partners with Rackspace for Cloud Academy

Friday, September 6, 2013
San Antonio Express News

Project Quest, a local jobs training program established in 1992, has partnered with San Antonio-based Rackspace to recruit individuals interested in enrolling in Rackspace's Open Cloud Academy. There have already been 17 Project Quest students enrolled in the Cloud Academy, and Quest is seeking city funding to expand participation by its clients.... Read more about Project Quest Partners with Rackspace for Cloud Academy

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Workforce Development, Economic Development, Social Justice, Alinsky, Interfaith, Texas IAF

Texas IAF Reconstitutes Launchpad (Job Training) Fund to $5M

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Texas Tribune

The Launchpad Fund, which gave nonprofits $10 million starting in the 2010-11 biennium to support career training programs for low-income students, will be replaced by the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education Grant program. The ACE grant program will award about $5 million under a similar model to nonprofits for the next biennium.... Read more about Texas IAF Reconstitutes Launchpad (Job Training) Fund to $5M

Network of Texas Organizations

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Austin Interfaith & Allies Victorious in Defense of Workers

Catholic Bishop Joe Vasquez and Jacob Cortes of Austin Interfaith stand with workersIn the latest battle of a longstanding fight for living wages in Central Texas, 200 supporters of construction workers, including  Read more about Austin Interfaith & Allies Victorious in Defense of Workers


Community Organizing in Australia, Sydney Alliance, living wages, economic justice, Interfaith, unions

Unions Need to Rethink How They Build Power. Now.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Working Life

In recent weeks, unions have found themselves inadvertently under attack. In the ALP’s attempt to make itself re-electable federally, unions were said to be “part of the problem”. It’s true that a few corrupt union leaders have done nothing to help the labour movement in recent years, but working people in this country are in real trouble if the values unions bring to our public sphere are weakened. Read more about Unions Need to Rethink How They Build Power. Now.

Sydney Alliance

Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in Houston, living wages, Interfaith, Saul Alinsky

NYT Cites Capital IDEA-Houston as Factor in Class Mobility

Monday, July 22, 2013
New York Times

“Houston is one of the few southern cities where upward social mobility is as high as cities in the Northeast and West… Roughly 22 percent of Houston children who grew up in the poorest fifth of the national income distribution have ended up in the top two-fifths today, according to the study. Read more about NYT Cites Capital IDEA-Houston as Factor in Class Mobility

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