500 leaders, from close to 30 institutions around the Denver Metro area, gathered last night for the Founding Assembly of Coloradans for the Common Good.
Candidates from Denver, JeffCo and Aurora showed up and committed their support to the organization's agenda.
Colorado weighs a major overhaul on overtime rules; Workers in the state shorted on overtime pay at the highest rate in the country
In a public hearing on the topic Wednesday in Denver, labor advocates pushed for two key changes. They want all industries covered under state rules, and they want a minimum salary cutoff for when overtime must be paid added.
“Workers need to be paid fairly for the work they do,” argued Marilyn Winokur, a Denver resident, with the Colorado Industrial Areas Foundation. “It is not good for Colorado workers to be overworked and underpaid.”
Pima County Interfaith Organizer recognized by CCHD; Ana Chavarin Named national recipient of Cardinal Bernadin new leadership award
New York Times publishes Major story on IAF Job training: Validates Decades long success story Of San Antonio labor market intermediary (With Glaring omission of COPS/Metro/IAF driver)
Avigail Rodriguez, a former Project Quest student, works in the emergency room at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio as a registered nurse. The training helped her nearly triple her wage.
Credit: Joanna Kulesza for The New York Times
Job Training Can Change Lives.
See How San Antonio Does It.
A program with an intensive approach offers a rare success story in producing lasting wage gains.
Its guiding principle: “We will not let them fail.”
By Nelson D. Schwartz
After word spread that Sister Christine Stephens had passed away, I tried explaining who she was to a friend who had never met her. Words tumbled out - “formidable, smart, compassionate, thoughtful, a towering figure, someone who had to be reckoned with by friend and foe, impossible to ignore, zeroed in on what mattered".
“She was all that,” I said, “and more.” “She relished a fight, and even picked some, but never with the intent of humiliating an adversary much less punching down to weakness.”
EBR Metro Council approves first industrial tax break since adopting ITEP-related guidelines. Advocate story here.
"Franklin D. Roosevelt is reported to have said about the need for a specific policy initiative, "Okay, you've convinced me. Now go out there and organize and create a constituency to make me do it." I fear that too many progressives are still caught up in the "convincing," when what we need now is the constituency-and people who are willing to think hard about how to create, sustain, and energize that constituency." More from still timely piece in Boston Review.
Together Louisiana just beat back an attempt at legislative subterfuge to undermine local control over industrial tax exemptions.
Senator Bodi White tried to use the conference committee process to throw out the ENTIRE CONTENT of a resolution he sponsored, replacing it, whole cloth, with the language of a bill to undermine local control over industrial tax exemptions that had been defeated 5 TIMES this session already.
The trickery passed the Senate unanimously, with no one, it seems, catching what was going on. It was set for a House floor vote Thursday afternoon.
Rep. Ted James caught the dirty trick and alerted Together Louisiana.
TLA sent out an action alert at 2:37pm. And here's what happened next:
Who: Delta Interfaith with Together Louisiana
When: Thursday, May 30, 2pm
Where: State Capitol in Baton Rouge (foot of the front steps of the Capitol building)
Topic: Expose and seek action on illegal activity costing East Carroll Parish $6.2 million in tax revenue
They say Lake Providence and East Carroll Parish, where I live and work, is the "poorest place in America."
Something shocking has taken place in that place.
More than $6 million in local tax revenue -- funds that would have gone to our public schools, roads and essential services -- has been taken from East Carroll Parish due to illegal actions by both governmental and corporate entities.
Sister Bernie Barrett
Delta Interfaith (part of Together Louisiana)
The new Together Louisiana report introduces the #ReverseRobinhoodIndex, which shows - Parish by Parish - that ITEP reform can lower the property taxes for homeowners and small businesses. Read the full report to see what that would mean for your Parish.
Download the new Reverse Robinhood report HERE. ?
#ReverseRobinhood #KeepItLocal#TogetherLouisiana #TogetherLA #ITEP#Louisiana #EconomicDevelopment