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02/17/2019 | Published by: Latinopia
02/17/2019

Latinopia Event 2015 Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

Latinopia Event 2015 Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

The restructuring deal has met with opposition from both creditors and large segments of the Puerto Rican community. Some of the bond holders are rumored to be considering an appeal of the...

02/17/2019 | Latinopia | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond

Amazon's NYC breakup over HQ2 may spark more outrage over corporate subsidies nationwide

"Together, we will continue pressing our demands that Amazon show up in our communities to listen to community members about real concerns regarding jobs, displacement, rising costs, lack of...

02/15/2019 | CNBC | Civic Engagement
02/15/2019 | Published by: BuzzFeed News
02/15/2019

Opinion: Beating Back Amazon Is Just The Beginning

Opinion: Beating Back Amazon Is Just The Beginning

Amazon has decided to take its marbles and go home. The richest guy in the world has been defeated by community organizers in Queens, after immigrants, workers and local small businesses stood up...

02/15/2019 | BuzzFeed News | Civic Engagement
02/15/2019 | Published by: The Guardian
02/15/2019

Fired for not smiling enough? US fast-food workers fight unfair dismissals

Fired for not smiling enough? US fast-food workers fight unfair dismissals

On Wednesday, four progressive groups, including the National Employment Law Project and the Center for Popular Democracy, released a research report that provided intellectual ammunition for the...

02/15/2019 | The Guardian | Civic Engagement
02/15/2019 | Published by: The New York Times
02/15/2019

Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It

Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It

“Do not come to our cities expecting to ignore the democratic process and hoard the resources that our communities desperately need,” Local Progress, an organization of local officials, said in a...

02/15/2019 | The New York Times | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
02/15/2019 | Published by: King 5 News
02/15/2019

Report: Jobs from Amazon's New York expansion likely won't come to Seattle

Report: Jobs from Amazon's New York expansion likely won't come to Seattle

"In fact, they funded the opposition," Mosqueda said during a briefing hosted by Local Progress. "And what we saw was not just an attack on policy, but on the very existence on public policy...

02/15/2019 | King 5 News | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

Open Letter to Members of Congress on DHS Funding Deal

 

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02/14/2019 | Immigrant Rights - Combating Family Separation & Deportation
02/14/2019 | Published by: Patch
02/14/2019

Protesters, Mariachis Rally Outside Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's Home

Protesters, Mariachis Rally Outside Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's Home

The rally was organized by groups such as Make the Road New York, the Center for Popular Democracy and Rainforest Action Network as part of the Corporate Backers of Hate campaign. The campaign's...

02/14/2019 | Patch | Civic Engagement
02/14/2019 | Published by: CityLab
02/14/2019

New York’s Ejection of Amazon Is the Start of a Movement

New York’s Ejection of Amazon Is the Start of a Movement

In a letter released Wednesday by the advocacy organization Local Progress, representatives from New York City, Chicago, Columbus, Austin, Dallas, Indiana, Somerville, D.C., Philadelphia, and...

02/14/2019 | CityLab | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
02/13/2019 | Published by: Lawyers, Guns & Money
02/13/2019

Just Cause Firing

Just Cause Firing

But Mr. Lander disagreed, saying his proposed legislation was needed, regardless of whether it might be part of a broader campaign to organize fast-food workers. He cited a recent survey by...

02/13/2019 | Lawyers, Guns & Money | Civic Engagement

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