The Working for America Institute studied the following
partnerships for this report. (For more detail, see the
case studies in the Appendix.)
for Worker Education, a multi-union collaborative
of more than 40 New York City unions representing 800,000
members, dedicated to union- and worker-focused education,
training and re-employment services.
Union Training Center, a single-union, multi-employer
labor-management partnership of Culinary Workers Local 226
of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees (HERE)
and the Las Vegas hotel industry, covering nearly 50,000
workers in America's fastest-growing city.
Machinist Training Program, a young partnership
in which a union and a community groupElectrical Workers
Local 201 and the Essex County Community Organizationjoined
forces to retain and expand good jobs in their community.
Industry Development Corp., a single-union,
multi-firm labor-management partnership of UNITE and the
New York garment industry, covering hundreds of employers
and 30,000 union members.
Arts Institute of Northern California, a
single-union, multi-employer labor- management partnership
of the Graphic Communications International Union and San
Francisco's graphic arts industry, which is challenged by
rapid and radical technological change.
League-1199 SEIU Employment, Training and Job Security Program,
one of the largest and oldest sector-based labor-management
partnerships in the nation, made up of SEIU 1199 New York
and the New York region's health care industry. The partnership
covers more than 300 employers and 85,000 health care workers
in the New York region.
Council for Economic Renewal, a sector-focused,
multi-union labor- management partnership in a southeastern
Michigan industry made up of small and mid-sized firms.
Hospital and Health Care-District 1199C Training and Upgrading
Fund, a sector-focused, single-union, multi-firm
labor-management partnership of Hospital and Health Care
Workers Union 1199C and the Philadelphia-area health care
industry, covering 17,000 unionized health care workers
in the Philadelphia area.
Francisco Hotels Partnership, a labor-management
partnership of HERE Local 2 and the San Francisco hospitality
industrythe largest private-sector employer in the
city. It covers nearly 5,000 workers at 11 Class A hotels.
Nevada Carpenters Journeymen's and Apprentice Training Program,
a traditional construction sector labor-management partnership
of the Southern Nevada Regional Council of Carpenters and
the Las Vegas construction industry that has undergone dramatic
restructuring to address the changing workforce and industry.
Valley Authority, a public authority created
by the City of Pittsburgh and 11 nearby mill towns, with
union and community representatives, to retain and expand
the base of manufacturing jobs and revitalize communities
in western Pennsylvania.
Regional Training Partnership, a multi-union,
multi-employer sectoral effort to improve training and preserve
manufacturing jobs in Greater Milwaukee.
Center, AFL-CIO, a labor-community organization
fighting economic decline and working to retain good jobs
in the Seattle area.
Partnerships USA, a research, policy and
advocacy institute with a focus on economic development
and contingent work issues in the Silicon Valley/Greater
San Jose area, initiated by the South Bay (California) Labor