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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
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

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