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.
Romero promises to delve into immigration reform when she takes over the union later this year.
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Ride-hailing companies and their corporate lobby were no match for the commitment of the city’s cab driver union.
A Pennsylvania county goes up against a giant of the private prison industry and comes out victorious.
As city council attempts to overturn a minimum wage initiative, district residents demand elected officials respect their vote.
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An annual protest tradition continues as activists demand accountability from the scandal-ridden bank.
The state’s teachers go on strike, calling for a ban on tax cuts until education funding reaches national average.
A growing movement is connecting labor struggles with justice in the classroom and the community.
The victory belongs to the workers, organizers, and advocates who maintained fierce backlash to the proposal.
Huge tax cuts for energy corporations have left state school budgets broke.
The teacher’s strike holds a lesson for other states: slashing taxes is no excuse for underfunding education.
South Florida was known as a hotbed for modern day slavery. Now, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is using their innovative model to bring dignity to the tomato fields.
In preparation of the landmark Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case, workers across the U.S. rally to show their collective power and demand an end to the rigged economy.
Minnesota activists have launched a week of resistance against racism, corporatism, and displacement caused by the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
Wall Street rental empires pit the profits of investors against the needs of tenants — leading to absurd rent increases, dangerous negligence, and high eviction rates.