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05/14/2018 | Published by: Reuters
05/14/2018

Seattle passes scaled-back tax on Amazon, big companies

Seattle passes scaled-back tax on Amazon, big companies

On Monday, about 40 elected officials from across the United States, some representing local governments in the running to host Amazon’s second headquarters, published an open letter to Seattle in...

05/14/2018 | Reuters | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
05/14/2018 | Published by: The New York Times
05/14/2018

Seattle Scales Back Tax in Face of Amazon’s Revolt, but Tensions Linger

Seattle Scales Back Tax in Face of Amazon’s Revolt, but Tensions Linger

Ms. Kniech was one of more than 50 local lawmakers in the United States who sent an open letter to Seattle leaders and residents on Monday supporting the tax and criticizing Amazon’s resistance to...

05/14/2018 | The New York Times | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

La campaña PODER del gobernador Rosselló no defiende el interés de los puertorriqueños

En los últimos meses, el gobernador Ricardo Rosselló ha montado un “media tour” en varios estados que cuentan con importantes segmentos de la diáspora puertorriqueña. El gobernador se ha...

05/10/2018 | El Diario NY | Civic Engagement
05/10/2018 | Published by: Arizona Family
05/10/2018

Toys 'R' Us employees demand severance pay for 33,000 workers

Toys 'R' Us employees demand severance pay for 33,000 workers

The push comes as a part of a campaign supported by the advocacy group Center for Popular Democracy. The campaign will host a series of events at Toys "R" Us headquarters and the offices of...

05/10/2018 | Arizona Family | Restoring a Fair Workweek
05/10/2018 | Published by: Bloomberg
05/10/2018

Toys ‘R’ Us Promotes Nostalgic Selfies While Employee Unrest Boils

Toys ‘R’ Us Promotes Nostalgic Selfies While Employee Unrest Boils

“There are thousands and thousands of retail employees now working at companies owned by Wall Street and private equity firms, and this kind of financial instability in the sector makes it hard...

05/10/2018 | Bloomberg | Restoring a Fair Workweek
05/10/2018 | Published by: The Long Island/Astoria Journal
05/10/2018

Lawmaker calls for passage of construction worker bill

Lawmaker calls for passage of construction worker bill

In particular, a 2013 report by the Center for Popular Democracy concluded that 75 percent of construction workers who died on the job between 2003 and 2011 were U.S.-born Latinos or immigrants....

05/10/2018 | The Long Island/Astoria Journal | Civic Engagement
05/10/2018 | Published by: Queens Chronicle
05/10/2018

Peralta pushing to pass Carlos’ Law

Peralta pushing to pass Carlos’ Law

“Citing a 2013 report by the Center for Popular Democracy, Peralta said that between 2003 and 2011, three out of four victims in fatal construction accidents in the United State were immigrants or...

05/10/2018 | Queens Chronicle | Civic Engagement
05/9/2018 | Published by: The Huffington Post
05/9/2018

Want To Change The Face Of Politics? Help Teens Register To Vote.

Want To Change The Face Of Politics? Help Teens Register To Vote.

In a recent Center for Popular Democracy report, we detailed examples of youth-focused campaigns for high school registration around the country. In Phoenix, organizers at Living United for Change...

05/9/2018 | The Huffington Post | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy
05/9/2018 | Published by: The Dig and Daniel Denvir (podcast)
05/9/2018

Struggle and the State

Struggle and the State

Today's Dig is a very good and somewhat unusual Dig: Dan’s got two interviews with two different people. First, journalist Eric Blanc on the teacher strike wave that he's been covering for Jacobin...

05/9/2018 | The Dig and Daniel Denvir (podcast) | Civic Engagement

Toys "R" Us Workers Meet with Senator Bernie Sanders and March Against Private Equity as the Legacy of Geoffrey is Further Tarnished...

Today, a group of Toys "R" Us employees met with Senator Bernie Sanders in Washington D.C., later marching alongside representatives from The Center for Popular Democracy and Rise Up Retail as...

05/9/2018 | The Rock Father Magazine | Restoring a Fair Workweek

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