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05/20/2018 | Published by: Gotham Gazette
05/20/2018

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 21

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 21

On Monday at 11 a.m. at City Hall Park, “Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), joined by New York State Assemblyman Marco Crespo and community leaders, will hold a press conference calling for...

05/20/2018 | Gotham Gazette | Civic Engagement
05/20/2018 | Published by: El Nuevo Dia
05/20/2018

El premio de la diáspora boricua

El premio de la diáspora boricua

“En el noreste, grupos de poder inmigrante como Make the Road, afiliadas al Center for Popular Democracy, organizan a estas comunidades en Nueva York, Connecticut, Pensilvania y Nueva Jersey para...

05/20/2018 | El Nuevo Dia | Civic Engagement
05/18/2018 | Published by: CityLab
05/18/2018

Seattle Unanimously Passes an 'Amazon Tax' to Fund Affordable Housing

Seattle Unanimously Passes an 'Amazon Tax' to Fund Affordable Housing

Nearly 40 elected city officials from all corners of the U.S., including from metros bracing for Amazon HQ2 like Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and Washington, D.C.,...

05/18/2018 | CityLab | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

Puerto Rico Is Not Ready for 2018 Hurricane Season, Advocates and Members of Congress Warn

Power 4 Puerto Rico is described as a coalition seeking to push Congress to “put Puerto Rico’s economy on the road to future growth and prosperity.” The Tuesday call was led by former New York...

05/16/2018 | NPR Latino USA | Civic Engagement

Laid-Off Workers Demand Severance Pay From Equity Firms Behind Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy

Today we bring you a conversation with Debbie Beard, an assistant manager at Babies "R" Us in Phoenix, Arizona, and Carrie Gleason, director of the Fair Workweek Initiative at the Center for...

05/16/2018 | Truthout | Restoring a Fair Workweek
05/16/2018 | Published by: The Progressive
05/16/2018

Toys 'R' Us and the Death of Retail

Toys 'R' Us and the Death of Retail

When Debbie Beard found out the company she'd worked at for 29 years, Toys R Us, was closing down, she was shocked--she knew the company had been having financial difficulties for a while, but...

05/16/2018 | The Progressive | Restoring a Fair Workweek
05/15/2018 | Published by: Noticias Ya
05/15/2018

Video: Mas de 30,000 empleados de Toys “R” Us piden su Indemnizacion

Video: Mas de 30,000 empleados de Toys “R” Us piden su Indemnizacion

Esta demanda se está llevando a cabo gracias a una campaña que cuenta con el apoyo del grupo activista Center for Popular Democracy. Más de 50,000 personas han firmado una petición reclamando a la...

05/15/2018 | Noticias Ya | Restoring a Fair Workweek
05/15/2018 | Published by: NBC Latino
05/15/2018

Two weeks before hurricane season, Puerto Rico is not ready, groups warn

Two weeks before hurricane season, Puerto Rico is not ready, groups warn

“One thing is evident at the core of the response,” said Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director at the Center for Popular Democracy and a part of the Power 4 Puerto Rico coalition. “There is a...

05/15/2018 | NBC Latino | Civic Engagement
05/15/2018 | Published by: Bloomberg
05/15/2018

Amazon Not Happy with Seattle’s New Compromise Head Tax

Amazon Not Happy with Seattle’s New Compromise Head Tax

An open letter May 14 to the city of Seattle from about 55 elected leaders—some from cities on Amazon’s short list for HQ2—rebuked Amazon for its tactics and its opposition to the tax proposal. “...

05/15/2018 | Bloomberg | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

From Low Pay to High Stress: These Are the Absolute Worst Companies to Work for in America, According to Employees

“American consumers have a love-hate relationship with drugstore chains and their pricey prescriptions, but it seems employees do as well. Disgruntled Walgreens employees site poor pay (cashiers...

05/15/2018 | Cheat Sheet | Civic Engagement

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