WORKING PARTNERSHIPS USA

Rating: 3.13 stars   8 reviews

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Location: 2102 Almaden Rd Ste 107 San Jose CA 95125 USA

Mission: Working Partnerships uniquely combines research, organizing, advocacy and public education to achieve tangible outcomes for working people.
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Rating: 2 stars  

The lack of cooperation of Working Partnerships with regards to disclosure of funding sources concerns me,

It was well documented in the following post on San Jose Inside.

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/entries/1_25_13_working_partnerships_usa_irs_election/

It seems the lines between advocacy and machine politics in this group are blurred.

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Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

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WPUSA shares offices, exec team, staff, volunteers, copying machines, office supplies and telephones with a politically active AFL-CIO labor council. It pays large salaries to a former councilwoman and mayoral candidate, the head of the local Democratic party and the chief political strategist of what local newspapers describe as a political machine. Campaigns are actively run and candidates are endorsed in the same offices. Two closely aligned office holders — one a convicted councilman and the other a sitting county supervisor — have had well publicized corruption issues. Hard to see how it can honestly answer "No" to question 3 of part IV on the 2010 Form 990 "Dld the organlzatlon engage In dlrect or lndlrect campalgn actlvltles on behalfofor In opposltlon to candldates for publlc offlce?" Also note tax investigation in notes on Form 990 and late filing of 2011 forms.

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Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

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This is basically a funding device for the South Bay Labor Council's political activities. Shares offices with a politically active union organization and employs people who are actively involved in lobbying and campaign activities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the political life of San Jose. They are a divisive political force that has divided the community by primarily focusing on attempts to gain majority control of the San Jose City Council and steer contracts to aligned unions.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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