The Partnership for Working Families

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Heather Appel | December 8, 2018

The Partnership for Working Families, a national network 19 local community-based grassroots organizations, is strongly opposed to Department of Homeland Security’s proposed change to the "public charge” rule.

Partnership for Working Families | October 16, 2018

"Moving towards transformative change is about not just reducing harm in the present moment, but also building the structures and institutions that enable us to win and do more in the future."

Heather Appel | October 2, 2018

The workers who build empires like Amazon deserve a fair return on their work. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the history of the world and warehouse workers have helped him amass his $164 billion fortune.

Heather Appel | July 25, 2018

In response to the Eleventh Circuit’s decision to allow plaintiffs to proceed in the lawsuit challenging the State of Alabama’s actions to nullify a City of Birmingham minimum wage ordinance as intentional racial discrimination, the Partnership for WoIn response to the Eleventh Circuit’s decision to allow plaintiffs to proceed in the

Heather Appel | July 17, 2018

For Immediate Release - July 17, 2018

On Prime Day, consumers are turning up the heat on Amazon and making it a day of action across the nation. The 30-hour online sale event is inspiring activists across the country to protest the mega retailer, which profits from hate groups that sell their merchandise on Amazon.com. The latest person to add his voice to the chorus of demands on the multi-billion dollar corporation is Rep. Keith Ellison. 

Heather Appel | June 20, 2018

On June 20, communities in 10 cities around the country will stake their claim on the future of their neighborhoods, resources and institutions. With the launch of the “We Make This City” campaign, Partnership for Working Families affiliate organizations will build a collective vision of cities that provide the foundation and infrastructure all people need to live full and healthy lives.

Ben Beach | April 12, 2018

By Ben Beach and Miya Saika Chen, Next City

Heather Appel | April 10, 2018

April 9 - Activists from cities that have been placed on the “shortlist” for Amazon’s second headquarters will launch a series of actions this week, demanding that the company negotiate with communities that will be impacted by its effects on jobs, housing and public services. 

Heather Appel | February 12, 2018

We’re not fooled by Trump’s so-called infrastructure plan. The infrastructure needs in this country are very real.

Anonymous (not verified) | January 18, 2018

In a mere four years, Uber, Lyft, and other transportation network companies (TNCs) have convinced lawmakers in more than 40 states to overrule and preempt local efforts to regulate the ride-hailing services, resulting in less protection for drivers, consumers, and communities, according to a new report from the National Employment Law Project and the Partnership for Working Families.

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  • About Partnership for Working Families

    The Partnership for Working Families (Partnership), with our 19 affiliate organizations, is driving a progressive agenda to harness the power of cities and influence billions of dollars in public and private investment to advance the public good. Our network is building powerful, governing coalitions with a grassroots base of leaders to advance a vision of just, sustainable, and democratic cities by:

    • Restructuring our economy to advance economic, racial and gender justice,

  • The Partnership for Working Families (Partnership) is seeking a motivated, organized, inquisitive and detail-oriented individual, with a commitment to social justice, to help our operations and programs be as effective as possible. The Partnership sees the Operations and Executive Assistant role as the “CEO” of making sure everything runs smoothly and providing critical support to make it easy for staff to do their jobs. This person will be a thought partner in creating efficient and user-friendly systems for a remote work team.

  • The Partnership for Working Families (Partnership) is a national network of leading regional advocacy organizations who drive a vision and agenda of just, sustainable, and democratic communities. Our network builds powerful, governing coalitions with a grassroots base of leaders to