Texas IAF

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.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Payday Lending, Predatory Lending, Dallas, Arlington, Texas IAF

DAI, Catholic Church Credited with Blocking Arlington Payday Lending

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
University of Utah & University of New Mexico

"Catholic congregations and leaders ...were central in the push for payday lending reform in nearby Arlington.   Father Daniel Kelley of St. Joseph Catholic Church was particularly influential.  In addition, the Texas Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of Texas’ Catholic bishops, worked directly on payday lending reform at the state and local level, and also participated in Dallas Area Interfaith and Faith Leaders for Fair Lending.

DAI

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.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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

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.

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

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....

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

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