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B.W. Cooper residents organize successfully for jobs in the rebuilding of their neighborhood

B.W. Cooper residents organize successfully for jobs in the rebuilding of their neighborhood

The New Orleans daily newspaper, The Times-Picayune, reported today on some successes of ongoing organizing that residents of the BW Cooper public housing development have been pressing for over the past year: better wages and more jobs for residents in accordance with federal guidelines that govern the hiring of low-income and public housing residents for construction jobs in their communities. The article gives important recognition to STAND, an organizing project of the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice, which has been working with BW Cooper residents to accomplish these gains. Congratulations to them on these important gains, and hopefully more to come!S

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