Public Works was pleased to partner with the Center for Working Families to conduct two workshops at the recent Progressive Leadership Conference held in Kerhonkson, New York. The individuals and organizations attending the conference are championing an ambitious economic policy agenda for the Granite State including a higher minimum wage, reform of corporate tax incentives, and much more. Public Works’ role, of course, was to help conference participants think about how to engage more New Yorkers in the idea that strong public structures and laws can create, rather than hinder, a vibrant economy in which opportunity and prosperity are more widely shared.
Last week some of the UK’s public sector labor union leaders gathered in Boston to participate in a multi-day leadership development program organized by the Harvard Trade Union Program. Public Works staff led a workshop during the program that focused on making the case for public services in the face of austerity politics and rhetoric in Britain.