Five Painful Charts on COVID and Black America
This Black History Month, hard data reveal how the pandemic has widened racial divides.
The Pandemic is Sparking a Wave of Union Drives on College Campuses
In Arizona, two universities are spearheading an effort to unionize the entire state’s higher education workforce.
14 Successful Ballot Initiatives to Reduce Inequality
On November 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections.
17 Ballot Initiatives to Reduce Inequality
On November 3, voters in many states and cities will weigh in on a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing worker and tenant protections.
Inequality and COVID-19 in 13 Charts
A new data visualization series illustrates how the pandemic and flawed policy responses have widened long-standing economic, racial, and gender divides.
The NFL Can’t Avoid Politics Even If It Wants To
NFL owners and even some fans might want to simply watch their teams compete and forget about the world’s problems. Right now, that’s just not possible.
Professional Athletes and the Power of a Union
If a few sports walkouts can force change on the national level, imagine what an Amazon or Wal-Mart walkout could do.
USPS Needs Financial Aid to Continue Providing Essential Services
Despite a boom in package deliveries, USPS is facing insolvency due to crisis-related drops in mail revenue and increased costs.
Postal Workers Deliver a Message to Capitol Hill: Save the USPS
Two million Americans petitioned Capitol Hill to show their support for the survival of our public Postal Service.
Instead of Bailing Out For-Profit Colleges, Congress Should Cancel Student Debt
Lifting student debt burdens would particularly benefit people of color, while giving the economy a major boost.
Georgians Can’t Let the Postal Service Fail
Georgians of all stripes will suffer if the USPS goes bankrupt, but African Americans, rural folks, and veterans will bear the brunt of it.
Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural America Hardest
The 15 most rural states would face heavy blows to jobs, revenue, mail and package deliveries, and voting rights.
Athletes Are Supporting Stadium Workers. Why Aren’t More Owners?
The owners of sports teams make billions off low-wage stadium workers. With games suspended, those workers deserve help.
The Government Needs to Act Now to Save Lives — and Build a More Equal System
Medical care is disproportionately available to the rich. To fix this, we need a massive humanitarian response to the coronavirus by the federal government.
To Reduce Inequality in the Election Process, All States Should Allow Voting At Home
Letting people fill out ballots at their kitchen table and pop them in the mail reduces economic barriers to participation for low-income Americans.
In Blow to Privatizers, House Passes Postal Financial Relief
The bipartisan bill would ease financial challenges critics use to justify postal worker wage cuts and selling parts of USPS to for-profit corporations.
Progressive Experts Rebut Trump’s False Claims About Shared Prosperity
In his State of the Union address, the president made a poor attempt to conceal the continued rise in economic inequality under his administration.
NFL Owners Want Politics out of Their Sport — Unless It Comes From Them
The NFL strives to keep politics out of football ahead of the Super Bowl, except for when it comes from billionaire owners.
Save the Minor Leagues
Driven by greed, Major League Baseball wants to kill 42 franchises in the towns that made baseball America’s pastime.
Postal Pay Cuts Provoked a General Strike in Finland. US Postal Workers Deserve the Same Solidarity.
The Prime Minister resigned over the nationwide protests, catapulting a 34-year-old woman into Finland’s top job.