Economic Development

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

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.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Arena, Community Organizing in Milwaukee, stadium, Economic Development

Bucks Arena Financing Faces Tight Timetable... and Common Ground

Monday, April 13, 2015
Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee

....Then there is Common Ground, a community group that is opposed to the use of public money for the new arena. The group wants public money for improved playgrounds and recreational spaces in Milwaukee County.

Common Ground

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.

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...."  

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Public Spending, Community Development, Economic Development, Parks

Common Ground Draws Line In The Sand Over Arena Spending vs. Parks

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Members of the community group Common Ground on Sunday formally drew a line in the sand in opposition to the use of public money to finance a new, multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee.

Common Ground

Capital IDEA-Houston, Chase Bank, Carolyn Watson, Workforce Development, Economic Development

Chase Bank Applauds Capital IDEA-Houston & Invests $100K

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Carolyn Watson

Carolyn Watson, Chase Bank VP of Corporate Responsibility, announced the award of $100K to Capital IDEA-Houston at a meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Capital IDEA-Houston, established by leaders of TMO as a labor market intermediary...

TMO

Capital IDEA-Houston, Workforce Development, Economic Development, TMO, Liz Valdez, Community Organizing in Houston, Community Organizing in Texas

TMO Leverages Additional Half Million for Job Training in Houston

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Houston Chronicle

Less than a month after Capital IDEA Houston won a Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) grant, TMO leaders asked the City of Houston to invest local dollars.  The Council responded, with an additional $500K for Capital IDEA-Houston. 

TMO

Living Wage, Economic Development, Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin, AISD, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Vote on School Construction

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Austin American Statesman

Close to midnight, Austin Interfaith leaders prevailed upon AISD school board member to support a resolution pegging construction worker wages to federal Davis Bacon prevailing wage standards.  

Austin Interfaith

Workforce Development, Economic Development, Public Accountability, Maryland IAF, PATH, Community Organizing in Maryland

Maryland IAF Public Action Geared Towards Jobs, Not Jabs

Friday, May 23, 2014
The Baltimore Sun

Why can't the big televised debates be run this way?

"We want your responses to these questions, not your critiques of each other," the Rev. Nancy Ladd warned the three gubernatorial hopefuls seated in the front pew of a packed St. Matthew Catholic Church.
The Maryland Industrial Areas Foundation promoted its May 14 candidates forum in Baltimore as being geared toward "jobs, not jabs."

PATH

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