Negin Owliaei is an Inequality Editor and Researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies. Before joining IPS, she worked as a journalist and digital producer at Al Jazeera Media Network, where she covered social movements and the internet for the award-winning program The Stream. Negin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in International Studies and English.

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Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires

Protesters around the world are singling out the bad actors like Blackrock, Cargill, ADM, and others for profiting off deforestation.
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Red States Cut Worker Pay By $1.5 Billion

If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.
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How States Can Better Care for Direct Care Workers

A new report offers recommendations for state policymakers looking to strengthen the backbone of the care economy — the direct care workers themselves.
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House Passes Historic Raise The Wage Act For $15 An Hour

If the Raise the Wage Act becomes law, it will mark the first federal minimum wage increase in over a decade and the largest jump ever.
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‘The Squad’ Keeps the Focus on Bold, Inequality-Busting Policies

Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley fight hard for their constituents in the face of racist attacks.
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10 Inequality Takeaways From the First Democratic Debate

When 2020 candidates went head to head in the first Democratic debate, America's extreme economic divide was front and center.
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Medicare For All Would Save Money — And Lives

The last thing on your mind during a ride to the ER should be: Is this going to bankrupt me?
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Time for a Raise for New York Car Wash Workers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state legislature could end the subminimum tipped wage for carwasheros downstate.
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Uber Drivers Strike As Execs Make Millions Off IPO

Rideshare drivers around the world strike for better pay and working conditions from the multi-billion dollar company.
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Let's Celebrate Striking Workers

Here's a stat for International Workers' Day that's giving us hope.
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Justice is Global

A new movement is building towards an economy centered on global solidarity, rather than an international race to the bottom.
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Stop & Shop Workers End 11-Day Strike With a Tentative Agreement

Striking workers won backing from every corner of their community, from local rabbis preparing for Passover to placard-carrying toddlers.
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It's Time for $15 and a Union

A minimum wage hike would boost earnings for 40 million workers.
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Is Your Bank Loaded? A New Report Has the Answer

A coalition of activists is challenging the financial industry's ties to the gun industry, its lobbyists, and the lawmakers that support it most.

Meet the Billionaires Profiting off Job Losses at GM

Hedge fund heads buy up mansions and NFL teams, all on the tab of autoworkers.
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Teachers Urge Divestment from Private Prisons

A recent report exposes how public pensions are intertwined with institutions that profit off mass incarceration.
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Organizers Oust Amazon HQ2 from New York

Invest in communities, New Yorkers say, not a labor-busting, tax-avoiding corporation that profits off hate.
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What the Government Shutdown Told Us About Worker Power

Workers have been fighting Donald Trump's agenda form the earliest days of his presidency.
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How New Yorkers Are Holding Their New Politicians to Their Word

Voters made their desire for progressive change clear in November. Now they're making sure their new representatives come through with their campaign promises.
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Paul Ryan's Legacy Only About the Wealthy

When he wasn't masquerading as an advocate for poor people, he was slashing their social programs to give tax breaks to the rich.