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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Care

Mission: The organization provides research, organizing and advocacy into issues pertaining to the economic and social well being of working people and their families in the silicon valley and other communities. Through its mission, the organization educates the community about social and economic activities and trends that will have a significant and/or lasting impact on the community. The organization also develops programs to provide services for workers and their families to meet their social and educational needs.

Programs: The organization works in four broad areas of concern to working people - health care, government accountability and reform, economic research and analysis, and organizing and leadership development - by developing policies, organizing and advocating for their adoption, developing leadership that empowers ordinary citizens, and connecting smaller groups in ways that enhance their effectiveness.

working partnerships usa also provides emergency financial assistance to families that suffer unanticipated economic hardship. About 338 people benefitted from this program.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Working Partnerships USA's breadth of work is truly impressive. From creating cutting edge public policy to getting people out to vote...they are about making real change in peoples lives in Silicon Valley. Proud to work with them in my capacity in the community.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

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.

Review from Guidestar

1 Isador P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.