Texas IAF

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

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 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

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. Read more about COPS / Metro Fights Battle to Raise Wages in San Antonio

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Austin Interfaith, Texas IAF, community organizing in Austin, Job Training

Austin Interfaith Launches Jobs Training Program for Teens

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Austin American Statesman & Community Impact

Austin Interfaith and Austin Independent School District (AISD) jointly announced the launch of a high school job training program targeted at students from three local high schools: Travis, Crockett and Lanier.

  Read more about Austin Interfaith Launches Jobs Training Program for Teens

Austin Interfaith

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

living wages, Mayoral Election, Judge Wolf, Texas IAF, organizing in San Antonio

COPS Metro & County Officials Announce Wage Hike & Urge Vote

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Rivard Report & More

Days before the San Antonio mayoral election runoff, church and state united to urge voters to the polls and while there, to remember that San Antonians need a living wage. Read more about COPS Metro & County Officials Announce Wage Hike & Urge Vote

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Houston, Willie Bennett, urban school reform

TMO Lyons Elementary Parents Prevail Over Rezoning Plan

Friday, May 15, 2015
Houston Chronicle

Lyons Elementary parents won an 8 – 1 Houston Independent School District board vote against proposed boundary changes to their school.  The changes would have sent students from one of the top ranked schools in the state to one ranked in the lo Read more about TMO Lyons Elementary Parents Prevail Over Rezoning Plan

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