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Farewell and Thank You!
Sep28

Farewell and Thank You!

Written by: Sonya Green Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy, But It’s Time September 30, 2021 marks my last official day at Making Contact. Fifteen months ago I accepted and started this position in a pandemic. And as I leave it, we are still in a pandemic. I led Making Contact through an intense, historic year when COVID-19 and uprisings for racial justice and equity added even more weight to my role as a leader. I am grateful for the...

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The fight to reclassify some gig workers in California
Sep03

The fight to reclassify some gig workers in California

By Emily Rose Thorne, Mercer University Center for Collaborative Journalism In California, gig workers that drive for companies like Uber and Lyft, got a win August 10 in federal court when the court sided with drivers to enforce Assembly Bill 5, AB5, a law that forces companies to reclassify contractors as employees. The move would force the companies to offer employees job benefits. The federal court granted a preliminary injunction...

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Hello and an Urgent Request from Sonya
Jul09

Hello and an Urgent Request from Sonya

Hello!  It’s Sonya Green here, your new Executive Director, writing to you for the first time. I’m delighted to have joined Making Contact. I want to thank you for being a part of this dedicated and supportive community. Listen, if you told me six months ago that I would start as the Executive Director of Making Contact during a pandemic and uprisings for racial justice and social change, I would not have believed that. Yet, I feel...

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