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Jersey City's smart push for paid sick days: Editorial

Star-Ledger - September 5, 2013 - When a stomach bug flattens your family, should it cost a day’s pay? Does flu season put you in fear of losing your job? For more than 1.2 million New Jersey...

09/5/2013 | Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers, Improving Job Quality

Jersey City Could Be Next To Guarantee Workers Paid Sick Days

ThinkProgress - September 4, 2013, by Bryce Covert - Jersey City, NJ Mayor Steven Fulop (D) is pushing a bill that would require most businesses to offer workers paid sick days. Employers with 10...

09/4/2013 | Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers, Improving Job Quality

What the Campaign’s Focus on Inequality Means for New York

City Limits – September 4, 2013, by Gail Robinson -

On July 21, five candidates for mayor of New York left their usual beds to spend the night in a public housing project in...

09/3/2013 | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials , Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers, Improving Job Quality, Restoring Community Wealth

Jersey City May Require Paid Sick Leave

The New York Times - September 3, 2013, by Katie Zernike - Calling it a matter of “basic human dignity,” the mayor of Jersey City wants to require all but the smallest businesses to provide...

09/3/2013 | Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers, Improving Job Quality

Another Police Department Says ‘No’ To ICE’s Detainer Requests

Mint Press News – August 27, 2013, by Katie Rucke -

Newark, N.J.’s refusal to detain undocumented immigrants for minor offenses could serve as an olive branch to the...

08/27/2013 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Community Safety Act Passes; NYC Council Overrides Bloomberg Vetoes On NYPD Oversight Bills

The Huffington Post - August 22, 2013 -  The New York City Council voted Thursday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's vetoes of two bills aimed at reining in the New York City Police Department'...

08/22/2013

Group calls on Charlie Dent to pass immigration reform

WFMZ-TV – August 20, 2013, by Will Lewis -

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A group rallying for immigration reform is taking its message to Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent and other Republicans....

08/20/2013 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Newark Police first in N.J. to refuse to detain undocumented immigrants accused of minor crimes

The Star-Ledger – August 15, 2013, by James Queally -

The Newark Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in New Jersey to refuse the federal government’s requests to...

08/15/2013

As Critics United, Stalled Battle Against Frisking Tactic Took Off

The New York Times - August 13, 2013, by J. David Goodman - As the Police Department performed a mounting number of stops on New York streets, voices of opposition, slow and scattershot,...

08/13/2013

California Eminent Domain Isn't Government Run Amok

To judge from the disparaging reaction to its plan to use eminent domain to cope with underwater homes, you'd think the city leaders of Richmond, California, had proposed an outrageous and...

08/13/2013 | Organizing for Housing Justice & A Home to Thrive, Holding Wall Street Accountable, Restoring Community Wealth

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