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Low-paid earners at risk for theft

Times Union - March 21, 2014, Letter to the Editor by The Rev. Sam Trumbore - Hard-working employees are often at a significant disadvantage when dealing with their employers.


03/21/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Dems rally for same-day voter registration

Democrats rallied at Legislative Hall on Tuesday in favor of legislation that would allow Delawareans to register to vote on the same day as a primary or general election.

"We should so...

03/19/2014 | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy

Hearing on charter schools brings out varied opinions

State Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale got an earful during a daylong meeting in Philadelphia on Friday on ways to...

03/16/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Industry Attacks on ‘Scaffold Law’ Put Construction Workers on Shaky Ground

In These Times - March 12, 2014, by Michelle Chen - New York City’s tens of thousands of construction workers face a precarious landscape at work.  Teetering at the edge of rooftops, sidestepping...

03/13/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Faltan traductores en viviendas públicas de NYC

El Diario - March 6, 2014, by Joaquín Botero, Juan Matossian, and Gloria Medina - El reciente caso del triple asesinato en Jamaica, Queens, pudo haberse evitado si la Policía hubiese traducido una...

03/6/2014 | Advocating for Housing Justice

Mayor de Blasio Drops Bloomberg-era Challenge to Anti-Profiling Law

In response to Mayor de Blasio announcing that the city will end the lawsuit – initiated by the previous administration – challenging the Community Safety Act law (Local Law 71) that prohibits...

03/5/2014 | Combating Discriminatory Policing

The Fed, Full Employment, African-Americans, and an Event that Brings It All Together

Jared Bernstein Blog - March 3, 2015 - As a tireless (some would say tiresome) advocate for full employment and the benefits it yields for working people, you can imagine how I was thrown by this...

03/3/2014 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Latinos Have The Highest Mortality Rate In Accidents Of The New York Construction Industry

Latinos Post - February 26, 2014, by Jorge Calvillo - The Hispanic and immigrant population employed in the construction industry in the state of New York is the ethnic group most vulnerable to...

02/26/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Ana María Archila: Low Wage Workers are Paving the Way to Democracy

GRITtv - February 18, 2014, by Laura Flanders - Bill de Blasio campaigned on ushering in a new era in New York City and actively pursued low-wage voters. Now that he is Mayor, what can the...

02/18/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Immigration Advocates Praise de Blasio's Proposal for Municipal ID Program

Immigration advocates are praising Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal for a municipal ID program.

In his State of the City address, de Blasio said that the city would make ID...

02/12/2014 | Immigrant Rights - Expanding Municipal ID Cards


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