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Movement for paid sick leave gains ground

The New Crossroads - May 13, 2013, By Gregory N. Heires - Grassroots campaigns for local and state laws requiring employers to provide their workers with paid sick days are gaining steam.


05/13/2013 | Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers, Improving Job Quality

New York City Council Passes Bill Forcing Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

The New American - May 9th, 2013 - On Wednesday the New York City Council...

05/9/2013 | Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers, Improving Job Quality

Maryland has improved voter access

The Baltimore Sun - May 4, 2013, by Margaret Williams - This past November, I went to Florida to help...

05/4/2013 | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy

Banks on the Run (Continued)

The Nation - April 30, 2013 - You can’t talk about poverty without talking about the practices of the big banks, including their continuing refusal to stem the foreclosure crisis through mortgage...

04/30/2013 | Holding Wall Street Accountable, Restoring Community Wealth

Immigration reform advocates rally in Lehigh Valley before heading to Washington, D.C.

Lehigh Valley Live - April 10, 2013 - Waving American flags and carrying handmade signs, Lehigh Valley residents and workers rallied for immigration reform this morning in...

04/10/2013 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Group in Allentown rallies for immigration reform

The Morning Call - April 6, 2013 - Whitehall Township resident Belkys Luvon doesn't expect all of America's...

04/6/2013 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Progressive New Yorkers Launch “13 Bold Progressive Ideas for NYC In 2013”


Progressive Council Members Rally with Broad Coalition of Community Groups, Grassroots Leaders, Policy Experts and Labor Unions



State Leaders Reach Deal to Raise Minimum Wage

The New York Times - March 18, 2013, by Thomas Kaplan - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders reached a tentative agreement on Monday to increase the state’s minimum wage to $9 over...

03/18/2013 | Improving Job Quality, Raising the Minimum Wage

Diverse Chorus Applauds as Mayor Bloomberg Signs Two Bills Limiting NYC’s Participation in Widely Discredited Immigration Enforcement Programs

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Intros 982 and 989, sponsored by Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, respectively, will limit numbers of undocumented immigrants held...


Report: Threat of Foreclosure on Calif. Homes Disproportionately Affects Minorities

National Journal, The Next America - March 15, 2013 - Leading mortgage lender Wells Fargo is urged to be more transparent about relief reporting and to grant principal reductions. An overwhelming...

03/15/2013 | Organizing for Housing Justice & A Home to Thrive, Restoring Community Wealth


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