These billionaires seem to care more about their bottom lines than fan safety.Read more
Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Introducing the Republican ‘Billionaires Pay Zero Tax’ Act
A new GOP bill, formally entitled the ’Death Tax Repeal Act,’ would enable our super-rich to avoid both income and estate tax on their investment gains.Read more
In New York, the Wrong Workers Get the Biggest Pay Bumps
Last year’s Wall Street bonus pool was large enough to raise New York City’s minimum wage to $21.25 — with $24 billion left over.Read more
Unionized Starbucks Workers Roast Billionaire Howard Schultz
A long-awaited Senate hearing drew laughter from observers as the outgoing Starbucks CEO claimed he’s no union-buster, despite dozens of complaints from the nation’s top labor board.Read more
Wall Street Bonuses Decline But Still Dwarf Worker Pay Increases Since 2008 Crash
Since 2008, the average Wall Street bonus has climbed by more than 75 percent, compared to just a 54 percent increase in average earnings of all private sector workers and a 42 percent rise in manufacturing wages. If the minimum wage had increased as much as Wall Street bonuses since 1985, it would be worth $42.37 today.Read more
Statement from International Allies against Mining in El Salvador on Mar. 29 Protest at Salvadoran Embassies in US and Canada
From the US and Canada, we defend El Salvador’s historic mining ban and call for the immediate release of jailed Santa Marta 5 Water Defenders!Read more
The Biden Budget Does Some Good on Poverty and Fairness. It Could Do More if it Cut the Pentagon.
It’s clear that keeping the status quo on Pentagon spending means needlessly keeping millions mired in povertyRead more
Where are the Women CEOs? Should We Care?
Women CEOs are becoming slightly less rare at large corporations. But simply replacing men with women at the top of the income scale won’t lead to greater equity.Read more
The War on Woke Is a Scam on Middle America
The MAGA bargain goes something like this: If we hurt other people worse, is it ok if we hurt you, too?Read more
How Investors Accelerate the Affordable Housing Crisis
Investor purchases accounted for 24 percent of all residential real estate sales in Boston in the fourth quarter of 2022. A 10 percent tax on those sales could yield $82 million in revenue.Read more