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Brief: Strong Public Employees’ Unions in New York: Better Pay, Benefits, and Working Conditions for All 

June 27, 2018.

By: Brent Kramer, David Dyssegaard Kallick, and Jonas Shaende

The Supreme Court’s ruling today about public sector unions puts a significant new barrier in front of unions around the country. Traditionally, in New York—as in many other states—everyone covered by a union contract was required to pay either dues or an “agency fee” to support the union’s work on behalf of all employees. In the Janus decision, the Supreme Court ruled that public-sector employees can’t be compelled … (read more)

Hiring Refugees is An Opportunity for Canadian Businesses

June 25, 2018. This op-ed by FPI’s deputy director, David Dyssegaard Kallick and the Tent Foundation’s executive director, Gideon Maltz, discusses the research on refugees that was co-released by both organizations. They discuss the findings of their research which include higher retention rates for refugee employees and recruitment benefits for employers who integrate refugees into their workforce. They highlight that Canada is doing a good job hiring refugees and that they hope America’s experiences will motivate them to keep doing … (read more)

Refugees Can And Should Be Good Business For Everyone

June 21, 2018. In this op-ed, the author discusses the win-win for businesses and refugees when they are incorporated and supported in the workforce. The article discusses the return on investment that companies get from hiring refugees such as higher retention rates, expansion of their customer base, improvements to product development and the creation of new opportunities for business partnerships. The author acknowledges that refugees experience challenges to workforce integration such as obtaining a bank account and work permits and … (read more)

Atlanta-Based Amplio Recruiting Is Making Every Day World Refugee Day

June 19, 2018. A press release, featured in Payment Week, discusses Amplio Recruiting’s year-round mission to hire and recruit refugees for employers. World Refugee Day is June 20th and this press release highlights Amplio Recruiting’s efforts that are not limited to one day. The release goes on to discuss Amplio Recruiting’s successes that include helping 300 refugees find jobs in 2017 and contributing $35 thousand to programs that provide job training for refugees. Amplio Recruiting has a goal to help … (read more)

Why Hiring Refugees Is Good for Business

June 19, 2018. FPI’s policy analyst, Cyierra Roldan, and Deputy Director, David Dyssegaard Kallick, co-authored an article that was featured in Refugees Deeply, a platform of News Deeply. The article discusses their six month long research that included interviewing employers who hired refugees in Atlanta, Georgia, Phoenix, Arizona, upstate New York and central Nebraska. The research included three major findings. These findings were of the 29 employers interviewed, 73 percent reported a higher retention rate for refugees than … (read more)

Welcoming Immigrants: The Work of Key Makers

June 15, 2018. In this article, by Edwin López Moya, he discusses the efforts of Philadelphia to become a  welcoming city for immigrants. Specifically he talks about the successes of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians which provides support and training to foreign professionals to help them get credentialing and jobs in the United States. This helps these foreign professionals from having to accept low wage positions. The article acknowledges research that finds that immigrants contribute to the overall economy … (read more)

Immigrants Voices

June 8, 2018. In this article by Edwin López Moya, he brings research on immigrants to life by outlining major research findings and providing stories of immigrants from Philadelphia who amplify the story the research is telling. He cites FPI’s report on immigrant entrepreneurship, “Bringing Vitality to Main Street: How Immigrants Small Businesses Help Local Economies Grow.”

With that premise in mind, a group of Dreamers created a campaign four years ago with one simple message: “Welcome (read more)

With More Corruption Trials Looming, Groups Tell NY Lawmakers to OK Contract Oversight Bills

June 8, 2018. This article by Yancey Roy discusses the demands from government reform groups, FPI included, for the New York State government to create transparency of economic development spending. The groups call for a database of deals and power to be restored to the Comptroller to review contracts. The article goes on to highlight the two corruption trials and that the Senate and Assembly backed the bills during budget negotiation but Governor Cuomo did not and they were dropped.… (read more)

Ron Deutsch, John Kaehny, on “Database of Deals” Proposal

June 8, 2018. FPI’s executive director, Ron Deutsch, and John Kaehny of Reinvent Albany discuss the “database of deals” that would increase transparency of economic development spending on Capital Tonight. The “database of deals” would put all information on economic development spending in one place that is open to the public. The public could see how many jobs are being created and who is getting tax breaks. Also discussed is restoring the power to the Comptroller to review state contracts.… (read more)

Global Forced Migration Crisis

June 8, 2018. Mayor Rawlings, Governor of Dallas, Texas, cited FPI and the Tent Foundation’s co-released report, “Refugees as Employees: Strong Retention, Strong Recruitment.” He was discussing the Global Forced Migration Crisis and argued that U.S.-born residents and immigrants must work together to help new residents integrate.

A recent study by the fiscal policy Institute found that retention rates tend to be far higher than average. and mac — manufacturing the turnovers among refugees was only 4% compared … (read more)