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Developing Progress: Ensuring that public resources contribute to New York’s equity, resilience, and dynamic democracy

Developing Progress is a proposal for progressive development policies and a call for responsible real estate development that values the safety of workers.

04/22/2014

Fatally Flawed: Why the Rockefeller Institute’s Scaffold Law Report Doesn’t Add Up

New York State’s Labor Law §240 (commonly known as the Scaffold Law) helps keep workers safe by holding employers and owners liable if unsafe conditions at their worksites result in injuries or death...

04/17/2014

More Riders, More Access, Better Service

Transit can help bridge the divides that separate us: economic class, race, age, disability status, and access to opportunities. Transit is unique in its ability to produce a more equitable state....

04/10/2014

Who We Are: Municipal ID Cards as a Local Strategy to Promote Belonging and Shared Community Identity

One of the paradoxes at the center of the struggle for immigrant rights in the United States is that while immigration law and policy is made at the national level, most of the impacts of those laws...

02/10/2014 | Protecting Immigrant Communities

Leveraging New York's financial Power to Combat Inequality - The Report

New York is among the most unequal cities in the US. This inequality has become the most pressing issue in New York City and New York State. The good news is that New Yorkers are demanding action —...

12/2/2013 | Holding Wall Street Accountable

New York Immigrant Family Unity Project - The Report

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers — parents, siblings, employers, workers and students — face detention and the possibility of deportation without the assistance of legal counsel. These New Yorkers...

10/29/2013 | Protecting Immigrant Communities

Fatal Inequality - The Report

The construction industry is full of dangerous jobs. Smaller companies often have particularly unsafe workplaces – they tend to be non-union and lack the necessary training, proper equipment, and...

10/25/2013

Language Access - The Report

The state government provides New Yorkers with a multitude of services and benefits necessary for their survival and success: nutritional supports, health benefits, unemployment insurance and driver’...

10/23/2013

Local Progress Issue Briefs

A compendium volume of 15 policy briefs from Local Progress on the following issues: Paid Sick Leave; Community Benefits Agreements; Creating Green Jobs; Living Wage Ordinances; Livable Cities;...

10/23/2013

Car Wash King Pin - The Report

Beginning in 2012, car wash workers across New York City are rising up and demanding living wages, predictable schedules, and protective gear against harmful chemicals from their employers and from...

07/17/2013

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