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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 21:45

Northern Louisiana Interfaith Leverages $208K for NOVA to Train for Good Jobs

Before the Delta Regional Authority would award workforce development project NOVA $208 thousand to expand training opportunities further into the Delta region, the proposal had to win the approval of Republican Congressman Rodney Alexander and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.  Northern Louisiana Interfaith successfully urged both officials to sign off, allowing NOVA to receive the award and pull more people out of Read more about Northern Louisiana Interfaith Leverages $208K for NOVA to Train for Good Jobs


Workforce Development, Labor Market Intermediaries, Community Organizing in Louisiana, living wages

Labor Market Intermediary NOVA Wins $208K from Delta Authority

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
News-Star

Sabrina Washington came to NOVA during a traumatic point in her life after moving to northeastern Louisiana to escape Hurricane Katrina.

At NOVA, she found not only a job intermediary program, but a group of people who cared enough for her to help improve her life. Read more about Labor Market Intermediary NOVA Wins $208K from Delta Authority

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 17:15

Project Quest Participants Win Top Two Places in Statewide Competition

Two participants of W/SWIAF labor market intermediary Project Quest took top honors at a statewide vocational nursing contest, demonstrating “through their achievements both their individual commitment as well as the value of this program in generating highly skilled workers from within our local community,” said Dave Marttala, Project Quest’s executive director. Read more about Project Quest Participants Win Top Two Places in Statewide Competition


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Friday, July 20, 2012 - 17:15

COPS / Metro Alliance Saves City $8 Million in Subsidies Defending Living Wage

In San Antonio, COPS/Metro Alliance leaders applauded the decision of Ramen noodle producer  Read more about COPS / Metro Alliance Saves City $8 Million in Subsidies Defending Living Wage


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 17:15

Project IOWA Breaks Ground: Hailed as Antidote to Critical Skills Shortage


Jobs, Living Wage

Living Wage, Again

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Independent Budget Office Web Blog

Amid the uproar during the past few weeks over the proposed living wage law there’s one important point that you might have missed: the city already has a living-wage law.  Read more about Living Wage, Again

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Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 18:15

Citizens UK negotiates living wage agreements with major private sector employers.

On 2nd May 2011, Trust for London announced to the 2,000 citizens at Citizens UK's Living Wage 10th Anniversary Assembly the new rate of £8.30 per hour. A new figure was also agreed with Loughborough University and Rowntrees at £7.20 per hour for employers outside London.  A focus on the retail sector was agreed by the Living Wage Steering Committee and ‘Lush’ from the private sector offered to lead the way across their 20 outlets. It was also agreed to explore the four major supermarket chains and to seek a working relationship with them for the long term.  Read more about Citizens UK negotiates living wage agreements with major private sector employers.


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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 09:30

TELCO delivers commitments for a Living Wage Olympics in London 2012

London 2012 from its inception has been an organising opportunity for TELCO, and the work continues. Over 700 people gathered at an Assembly in November 2010 to focus on the Olympics. We negotiated publicly with officials from all three Olympic Games agencies (the Delivery Authority, the Organising Committee, and the Legacy Company).

A month after our action, LOCOG (the Organising Committee for the Games) announced that all 130,000 jobs during the Games will be paid at least a London Living Wage. Read more about TELCO delivers commitments for a Living Wage Olympics in London 2012


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