San Antonio Express News

Project Quest, Rackspace, Workforce Development, Labor Market

Open Cloud Academy Expands in San Antonio, Texas

Friday, November 13, 2015
San Antonio Express News

For years, Rackspace co-founder and Chairman Graham Weston heard complaints that San Antonio’s growing data storage company had to search far and wide for qualified talent. He and others thought, “These were jobs that should have been taken by San Antonians.”

An “aha” moment happened one day when he went to... Read more about Open Cloud Academy Expands in San Antonio, Texas

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Palo Alto College, Texas IAF, Workforce Development, higher ed

Express-News Recognizes COPS as Impetus for Palo Alto College

Monday, July 20, 2015
San Antonio Express News

At the first convention of Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) in 1974, Fernando Rodriguez Jr. introduced a resolution to open a community college on the West Side or South Side. Berriozábal remembers the idea of such a college was a hard sell for local officials.... Read more about Express-News Recognizes COPS as Impetus for Palo Alto College

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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

COPS / Metro Alliance, Andy Sarabia, Economic Incentives, Infrastructure, Flooding

At 40, COPS Still Standing Up for Residents

Sunday, December 7, 2014
San Antonio Express News

"COPS was founded by taxpaying citizens angry at the intentional neglect of our communities. We realized the answer to the power of money was the organized power of people. Our agenda focused on quality-of-life issues such as: health, education, jobs, wages and benefits, and neighborhood improvements..." Read more about At 40, COPS Still Standing Up for Residents

Cops/ Metro Alliance

living wages, Economic Development, Texas IAF, organizing in San Antonio, Bexar County

COPS / Metro Leverages County Support for Living Wages in San Antonio

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
San Antonio Express News

300 COPS / Metro Alliance leaders gathered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church to announce a campaign to boost the wage floor for city and county employees from $11.47  per hour to almost $15 / hour over the next three years.  Elvira Adame shared how it angers her to see her daughter earning only $8.50 per hour at a public community college, leaving her “stressed and tired all the time from working so hard...."   Read more about COPS / Metro Leverages County Support for Living Wages in San Antonio

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in San Antonio, #NoGagOrdinance, Lobbying, Jorge Montiel

COPS / Metro Leaders Protest City Gag Rule Against NonProfits

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
San Antonio Express News

COPS / Metro Alliance leaders demonstrated the implications of a new City rule by gagging one of their own leaders on the steps of City Hall.  Rosa Araujo-Iracheta of St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church detailed what the new rules would entail, exclaiming “For some agencies, this blackout period has been in effect since March…That’s over five months of being shut out!” Read more about COPS / Metro Leaders Protest City Gag Rule Against NonProfits

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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