living wages

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

Cops/ Metro Alliance

JobPath, Workforce Development, living wages, Kevin Courtney

PCIC Leverages 16% Increase in County Funding for Job Training

Sunday, August 7, 2016
Arizona Daily Star

After a campaign that included educating County Supervisors about the economic (and life) impact of JobPath workforce development program, leaders of Pima County Interfaith won a 16% increase in funding for the program, from $423 thousand to $500 thousand. Read more about PCIC Leverages 16% Increase in County Funding for Job Training

PCIC

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

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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

Texas IAF, Organizing in Austin, living wages, contingency workers

Austin Interfaith Wins Historic Wage Increase for Municipal Workers

Friday, September 11, 2015
Austin Chronicle & Telemundo

At a press conference held the day after the passage of the new City budget, Austin Interfaithleaders celebrated a historic living wage win and other ‘budget priorities’ that were included. Read more about Austin Interfaith Wins Historic Wage Increase for Municipal Workers

Austin Interfaith

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

Texas IAF, living wages

Luckless at Texas Capitol, Wage Advocates Go Local

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Texas Tribune

"In Austin, a minimum wage hike to $13.03 an hour for full-time employees will be up for consideration in September as part of Read more about Luckless at Texas Capitol, Wage Advocates Go Local

Network of Texas Organizations

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

Cops/ Metro Alliance

living wages, Community Organizing in San Antonio, Texas IAF

COPS / Metro Fights for Higher City Worker Wages at Budget Session

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
San Antonio Express-News & KSAT 12

The tone at most of San Antonio's big City Council budget goal-setting sessions historically may have been positive, but that tone shifted notably at a most recent session.

COPS / Metro leader Robert Cruz, pointedly asked the city’s budget director what the city intends to do with the $24 million in revenue it received in excess of forecasts when the 2015 budget was adopted last year. Read more about COPS / Metro Fights for Higher City Worker Wages at Budget Session

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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