Category Archives: Economy

Fast Food Workers in B’ham

Fast Food Workers, NAACP And Alabama Legislative Black Caucus Suit Alleges Voting Rights Act Violation – 07-05-16 – WORT 89.9 FM

By Doug Cunningham A lawsuit against the state of Alabama for blocking the city of Birmingham’s minimum wage increase alleges that the state violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Fast food workers, the NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and Alabama’s Legislative Black Caucus are plaintiffs in the suit.

More Jobs Where Tax Breaks

Worcester NAACP seeks more women, more minorities on job sites when tax breaks are issued

WORCESTER –€” The Worcester NAACP has entered the debate about the city’s proposed policy for TIFs –€” so called tax increment finance deals given to companies to incentivize new development. The deals, which are often decades long tax breaks on new construction, have been routinely criticized by the Worcester Community-Labor Council (WCLC), a coalition made up of members of organized labor and community groups for what they give away.

NAACP Homeowner Events

Ocwen and NAACP Renew “Help & Hope for Homeowners” Borrower Outreach Events for 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN) and the NAACP announced today that they have renewed their successful “Help & Hope for Homeowners” borrower outreach events for 2016. “Help & Hope for Homeowners” offers struggling borrowers the opportunity to receive in-person, individualized mortgage counseling to help them better afford and remain in their homes.