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Buffalo’s future lies not in “silver-bullet” development schemes but in sustainable, community-based development that supports locally owned independent businesses, living wage jobs, and environmental responsibility. Development resources should be concentrated in high-need areas where they will have the greatest impact, not squandered on greenfield sites in areas experiencing development pressure.

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March 12, 2019

Buffalo News: "Study finds unions boost area workers' wages"

"A new labor-backed study says unions are effective at boosting wages for all workers in the region, but cautions that a changing economy is altering the outlook for the region's jobs and what they pay. The Partnership for the Public Good's study notes a shift from traditionally unionized …

February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 15, 2019

Bankrate: "How to overcome ‘fear of the fee’ with alternatives to traditional banks"

Partnership for the Public Good, a think tank in Buffalo, New York, released research last year on that city’s unbanked population, which is currently ranked in the top 10 most unbanked cities in the nation. The findings illustrate the possible consequences of not using traditional banks.

December 26, 2018

Buffalo News: "Letter: State should address development tax break"

The Buffalo News published a letter by PPG policy analyst Sarah Wooton, calling on New York State to eliminate the 485-a exemption or change it to help small-time property owners to improve their properties, rather than doling out public money to wealthy developers for dubious projects.

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NFTA Low Income Public Transportation Fare Reduction Advocacy: Bob Mahoney on The Public GoodMarch 26, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Bob Mahoney, business representative at SEIU Local 200 United discussing recent advocacy work for reduced NFTA fares for low-income riders. Bob represents many low-wage employees who rely on public transportation to get to and from work, …

Water Affordability and Equitable Water Policy: Sam Dolce and Anna Blatto on The Public GoodMarch 5, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Sam Dolce and Anna Blatto of the Western New York Law Center discussing recent rate and fee increases and water policy in the City of Buffalo. 

Evening of Black Labor History presented by CBTU Buffalo ChapterFebruary 28, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm

Robert Mootry, Jr.

Celebrate Black History Month and join the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Buffalo Chapter for An Evening of Black Labor History featuring a program of presentations and panelists. The event will take place on Thursday, February 28th at 5:30pm at the 1199 SEIU Union Hall, 2421 Main St. Buffalo, …

Training and Job Opportunities: Duncan Kirkwood on The Public GoodJanuary 22, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Duncan Kirkwood, Outreach and Recruitment Manager at Northland Workforce Training Center. He will discuss training and job opportunities in advanced manufacturing and clean energy.  Listen, and then learn more about the Northland Workforce …

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