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.
Nearly Two-Thirds of Jefferson County, Alabama Residents Support a Union at Amazon
A new survey commissioned by the Institute for Policy Studies shows the extent of local support for unionization efforts at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse.
New Survey Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of Jefferson County, Alabama Residents Support a Union at Amazon
A new survey commissioned by the Institute for Policy Studies and conducted by New South Research shows the extent of local support for unionization efforts at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse.
In Bessemer and the South, Black Workers Hold the Key
Does the ongoing campaign to unionize the Amazon warehouse, where 85 percent of the workers are Black, portend a return to large-scale campaigns in the region?
From the Kingpins of Private Equity, A New Dagger to Democracy
Profit maximizing in the newspaper industry is corroding the knowledge base that sustains government by the people.
Inside the Campaign to Abolish the Subminimum Wage in 25 States by 2026
“This is the only future for the service sector and the economy overall: wages must go up or there will be no future.”
For New York Home Care Workers, Fair Pay Is Possible
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, New York has an opportunity to transform its care economy by investing in workers.
A Super Bowl Musing: Can Pro Sports Be More Than a Billionaire Extravaganza?
Kiat Lim, cyber-savvy son of Singapore billionaire Peter Lim, is claiming he has the key to ‘democratizing’ our sporting landscape.
We Shouldn’t Have to Rely on the National Guard for Basic Services
Guard members have stepped up heroically during the pandemic. If we invested in more than just the military, maybe they wouldn’t have to.
President Trump Axed an IRS Report on the Richest 400 Americans. Let’s Bring It Back.
Turning up the spotlight on tax dodging by the wealthy would increase momentum for fair taxation to pay for needed public investments.
America’s Inherited Wealth Dynasties Park Trillions Out of Reach of Taxation
A new report estimates that $21 trillion of that wealth will pass internally within America’s already dynastically wealthy families between now and 2045.