Economic Justice

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.

Latest Work

Reports

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How U.S. Trade Policy Failed Workers — And How to Fix It

Now more than ever, we need a new trade policy to support an economic recovery from the pandemic and to start building an economy that works for everyone.

Reimagining School Safety

A look at the dangers posed to students by law enforcement and how to invest in real school safety for our nation’s children.

Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration

Across the Global South, international mining companies use disturbing tactics to forcibly open mining operations against the wills of local communities.
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Gilded Giving 2020: How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils Democracy

How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils Democracy

White Supremacy is the Preexisting Condition: Eight Solutions to Ensure Economic Recovery Reduces the Racial Wealth Divide

Eight Solutions to Ensure Economic Recovery Reduces the Racial Wealth Divide.

Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of COVID-19

Black immigrant domestic workers are at the epicenter of three converging storms—the pandemic, the resulting economic depression, and structural racism.

Report: Billionaire Bonanza 2020

Billionaire wealth has grown astoundingly over the last few decades — and, for some “pandemic profiteers,” even more dramatically since the COVID-19 crisis.

Report: Who is Buying Seattle?

Report: Executive Excess 2019

Beyond NAFTA 2.0

Report: Extraction Casino

Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide

The deep and persistent racial wealth divide will not close without bold, structural reform.

Report: Dreams Deferred

How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide

Report: Gilded Giving 2018

Top-Heavy Philanthropy and Its Risks to the Independent Sector

Report: Agricultural Cooperatives

Opportunities and Challenges for African American Women in the South

Report: OceanaGold in the Philippines

Ten Violations that Should Prompt Its Removal

Report: Pay, Professionalism, and Respect

Black Domestic Workers Continue the Call for Standards in the Care Industry

Report: Towering Excess

The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom for Bostonians

Executive Excess 2018

How Taxpayers Subsidize Giant Corporate Pay Gaps
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Report: Warehousing Wealth

Donor-Advised Charity Funds Sequestering Billions in the Face of Growing Inequality