Rebekah Entralgo is the managing editor of the IPS Inequality.org website and newsletter. Previously she covered immigration, labor and tax policy as a reporter at ThinkProgress and later led communications and media strategy at Freedom for Immigrants, a national nonprofit working to end immigration detention. She has reported for NPR member stations in her home state for Florida, as well as the NPR headquarters in Washington DC, where she researched presidential conflicts of interest for the NPR Business Desk.

Rebekah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Editing, Writing, and Media from Florida State University, where she was an undergraduate research assistant studying growing activist movements on social media.

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Executive action to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt would increase Black wealth by 40 percent.

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“This is the only future for the service sector and the economy overall: wages must go up or there will be no future.”

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“Amazon was supposed to keep them safe. They didn’t do that. How does a company worth over $1 trillion let this happen?”

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Over 35,000 people joined a recent telephone town hall to kick off a six-week campaign to protect investments in the care economy.

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Striketober Becomes Strikesgiving as Workers Rediscover the Power of Unions

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Democrats just passed a budget framework that could make millions of immigrant workers less vulnerable to exploitation.

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