Cops/ Metro Alliance

Texas IAF, Bexar County, Immigration, Neighborhood Safety, SB4

COPS/Metro, with Bexar Sheriff & Judge, Rallies Vs. Anti-Immigrant Bill

Saturday, May 6, 2017
San Antonio Express-News

On Friday, COPS/Metro leaders stood with Bexar County and San Antonio elected leaders calling on Governor Abbott to not sign SB 4 (“sanctuary cities” bill) into law.  Speakers against the bill included Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, County Judge Nelson Wolff and state Sen. Jose Menendez. Read more about COPS/Metro, with Bexar Sheriff & Judge, Rallies Vs. Anti-Immigrant Bill

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housing bond, accountability, Housing Rehabilitation

COPS / Metro Compels Accountability for Housing Bond

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Rivard Report & San Antonio Express-News

As the City of San Antonio’s first ever housing bond moved forward, COPS / Metro Alliance leaders pressed for accountability, arguing that the current structure of the bond excludes the concerns of long-time residents of San Antonio. Read more about COPS / Metro Compels Accountability for Housing Bond

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SAISD, San Antonio schools, Texas IAF, living wages, children

COPS / Metro Fights for $450M Bond for SAISD Children

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
San Antonio Express-News & More

Only one month after raising municipal wages for the second year in a row in San Antonio, COPS / Metro is now fighting to leverage necessary funding for school improvements…$450 Million, to be precise. Read more about COPS / Metro Fights for $450M Bond for SAISD Children

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SAISD, living wages, San Antonio, Texas IAF

COPS / Metro Wins Wage Hike for Lowest Paid School Workers

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Rivard Report & More

Thanks to the intervention of COPS / Metro Alliance leaders that stood with San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD)’s  lowest paid workers and the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel, the SAISD Board unanimously approve Read more about COPS / Metro Wins Wage Hike for Lowest Paid School Workers

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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

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living wages, Economic Development, Jorge Montiel, Surya Kalra

In Conservative Town, Faith-Based Group Tackles Minimum Wages

Monday, November 9, 2015
National Public Radio

In Texas, one of the most conservative right-to-work states in the country, a church-based organization has begun to make headway in enacting a "living wage" for San Antonio city employees.

In addition to having no state-mandated minimum wage for the private sector, the Legislature has made it illegal for any Texas city or local jurisdiction to pass its own minimum wage. Read more about In Conservative Town, Faith-Based Group Tackles Minimum Wages

Cops/ Metro Alliance

living wages, Public Sector Wages, Jorge Montiel, Michael Taylor

Says Business Columnist: Public Sector 'Living Wage' Proper

Monday, August 24, 2015
San Antonio Express-News

According to business columnist Michael Taylor of San Antonio Express-News: Read more about Says Business Columnist: Public Sector 'Living Wage' Proper

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Living Wage, Economic Development, Texas IAF, organizing in San Antonio

COPS / Metro Gains Support of City Manager on $13 / Hr Living Wage

Monday, August 3, 2015
San Antonio Express-News and KENS5 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

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living wages, Economic Development, Texas IAF, Jorge Montiel

COPS / Metro Fights Battle to Raise Wages in San Antonio

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
San Antonio Current

Communities Organized for Public Service and the Metro Alliance, or COPS/Metro, one of the leading wage advocacy groups in San Antonio, started its living wage campaign about a year ago. The goal is to raise hourly wages for public workers to at least $14.91 — the average amount needed for a family four to stay off government assistance such as food stamps. Read more about COPS / Metro Fights Battle to Raise Wages in San Antonio

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