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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.

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.

TMO

Workforce Development, Community Organizing in Texas, living wages, Social Justice, Interfaith

Quests' Results..'Extraordinary’ Says Head of City Taskforce

Monday, July 15, 2013
San Antonio Express-News

“Trying and difficult circumstances, namely the closing of San Antonio’s Levi Strauss plant, inspired the visionary leadership that created Project Quest more than 21 years ago.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Jobs
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 23:00

AMOS Wins $200K for Project IOWA Job Training: Governor Signs Bill

AMOS stands with Governor Branstad as he signs bill appropriating $200K for Project IOWARepublican Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa signed into law a bill that will appropriate $100,000 per year for Project IOWA for the next two years.


Workforce Development, living wages, Labor Market Intermediaries, Organizing in Iowa

Project IOWA Celebrates One Year of Success

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Des Moines Register

Douglas Wells’ path to a well-paying job with potential for advancement had a few bumps, but the 27-year-old credits perseverance and a publicly and privately funded training and mentoring program with helping him reach his goal....

AMOS

Economic Development, Workforce Development, community organizing in the Midwest, Labor Market Intermediaries

Project Iowa Gives Workers Stability and Dignity

Friday, April 5, 2013
Des Moines Register

 “Jalissa Daniels wrote dark poetry as an early adolescent…She became pregnant at 15, graduated from Scavo Alternative High School and worked at convenient stores and temp agencies. Even though these jobs helped pay the bills, they were not fulfilling…Finding full-time work with benefits was looking grim…  The[n] Rev.

AMOS

Jobs
Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 23:15

TMO Unites Clergy Behind Houston Janitors for Win on Wages

In Houston, The Metropolitan Organization united key clergy in support of janitors as they fought to protect previous wage increases and benefits; prior to the strike, workers earned $8.35 /hour or


organizing for jobs, organizing in pomona, organizing in the Inland Empire, California IAF, Community Organizing in California, Workforce Development

IESC Preps People for Jobs

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Kathy McClellan, an instructional aide for the Rosemead School District, is getting ready to search for a job.

ICON

Jobs, living wages, Economic Incentives, Economic Development, organizing in Texas, Organizing in Austin

Austin Celebrates Progress of Change in Tax Incentives

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
KVUE News

A diverse mix of Labor Union representatives, city and county elected officials, faith-based organizations and advocates fo

Austin Interfaith

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