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Unions and Climate Change, Protecting Nail Salon Workers, Grading Gov Agencies on Environment – Social Impact Across the U.S.

May 12, 2015 Category: Purpose

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.:

A New York Times investigative report unveiled that nail salon worker experience wide spread wage theft and health hazards in the New York City metro area. In response to the article, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered an emergency task force to conduct salon-by-salon inspections.

The number of climate change actions, such as protests and marches, being organized by labor unions is on the rise nationally, The Nation reports, activating one of the largest and most organized constituencies in the country.

The Filene Research Institute makes the business case for cooperatives and credit unions in an expansive report. graded federal agencies on the effectiveness of their environmental justice programs, which are programs that address the inordinate negative impact of environmental degradation on minority and low-income populations.

What do you think about what’s happening in Social Impact Across the U.S.? How could Philly learn from other cities and states? Please leave a comment or email us to help us bring the national and local conversations together.

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