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

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

Report: Students Under Siege

How the school-to-prison pipeline, poverty, and racism endanger our school children

Report: Restoring Opportunity in California

Taxing Wealth to Fund College for All in California
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Report: CEO-Worker Pay Ratios in the Banking Industry

A decade after the crash, excessive pay is still a problem at the mega-banks and the 2nd-tier firms that stand to benefit from the current deregulation push.

Report: High Flyers 2017

How the private jet lobby shifts costs to the rest of us, threatens our security, and fuels a warming planet.
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Report: Billionaire Bonanza 2017

The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us

Report: I Dream Detroit

The Voice and Vision of Women of Color on Detroit's Future.

Report: The Road to Zero Wealth

How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class