More than 75 leading community and labor organizations from around the state released a letter today calling on Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders to transform the state’s often wasteful and ineffective economic development system into a refocused job-creation program that prioritizes performance standards, accountability and transparency.
NY Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda, two New York City-based advocacy organizations announced the launch of their new unified organization on Friday night at their inaugural Movement Builders Awards celebration. After a year-long strategic partnership, the groups are now ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York. Matt Ryan is the organization’s Executive Director.
New York Jobs with Justice and members of the Walmart-Free NYC Coalition released video of a flash mob at a speech by Mike Duke, CEO of Walmart. Nearly a hundred singing and dancing activists converged on Bryant Park on Wednesday to protest Walmart for its record of mistreating women, African Americans and Latinos and the LGBT community.
This afternoon, members of the Getting Our Money’s Worth Coalition responded to State Senate Republicans refusal to fund Governor Cuomo’s proposed Regional Economic Development Councils:
This morning, members of the statewide Getting Our Money’s Worth coalition testified at a public hearing on Economic Development in the 2011-2012 Executive Budget.