We recently talked with Dan Gillotte, the Chief Executive Grocer at the Wheatsville Food Cooperative in Austin, about why its important for business leaders to support progressive workplace public policies and why the co-op got involved in the fight for Paid Sick Days in Austin, Texas. Here's a summary of our interview with Dan.
CLASP: Could you tell me about your role with the Wheatsville Co-op?
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)—founded nearly 50 years ago in Washington, D.C.—is a nonpartisan, nonprofit anti-poverty organization advancing federal, state, and local policy solutions for low-income people. We view all our work through a racial equity lens, addressing the barriers people face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status.
On November 8 and 9 join CLASP and the Massachusett's Attorney General's Office for the 4th annual Making Paid Sick Days Work: Sharing Strategies 2018 convening.
In July 2018, CLASP hosted a convening with state education and workforce development leaders, national organizations, advocates, funders, and federal agency staff to share perspectives on four current, critical areas of career pathways work.
Our Ground, Our Voices builds from the lived experiences of young women of color and focuses on how race, gender, and their intersection impact the structural barriers they face. Addressing these challenges requires large-scale investment and bold policy proposals to achieve meaningful change.
CCRY Network member Kentuckian Works hosted our Fall 2018 convening in Louisville, Kentucky. A pre-session on October 24 addressed current issues in the justice system. The main meeting, held October 25-26, was titled Equity-Focused Youth Workforce Systems: Advancing Economic Mobility. The links below provide access to the meeting materials and additional resources shared by participants.
About the Meeting