Working Partnerships USA was formed in 1995 in response to the widening gap between Silicon Valley's prosperous employers and the well being of much of the region's workforce. Today, Working Partnerships is a unique collaboration among labor unions, religious groups, educators and other community-based organizations that crafts innovative solutions to the problems of the New Economy. By coupling economic research and policy development with organizing, advocacy and public education Working Partnerships has succeeded in:
Winning passage of one of the strongest "Living Wage" ordinances in the U.S.
Enacting the Santa Clara County Children's Health Initiative America's first universal health system for children, insuring over 50,000 children thus far
Launching a community-wide initiative to increase the availability of affordable housing in Silicon Valley