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.
Three new sets of stats help us understand why America’s 400 richest have never been richer.
Again and again, studies show that the richer wealthy Americans become, the shorter the rest of us live.
The NCAA brings in more than a billion dollars in revenue annually. Meanwhile, college athletes struggle to make ends meet. California wants to change that.
We only build and sustain more equal societies when we confront the economic dynamics that generate inequality in the first place.
Census data asserts US poverty has fallen to 11.8 percent, or 38.1 million Americans. Yet, 40 percent of all Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency.
Sentiment is building to tax excessive CEO pay at public companies
Polluters lost the fight on climate science, so they’re spending money on something else: false solutions.
A decade after bonus-chasing executives crashed the economy, we need tax incentives to push companies to narrow the CEO worker pay gap.
At the 50 publicly traded companies with the widest CEO-worker pay gaps, an average worker needs to work 1,000 years to earn the CEO’s annual salary.
The Trump Administration Thinks Grad Students Aren’t Workers. Grad Students Tell Them to Think Again.
Graduate students aren’t just mobilizing against the NLRB. They’re demanding democracy in their workplace.