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.
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.read more
Sentiment is building to tax excessive CEO pay at public companiesread more
Polluters lost the fight on climate science, so they’re spending money on something else: false solutions.read more
A decade after bonus-chasing executives crashed the economy, we need tax incentives to push companies to narrow the CEO worker pay gap.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Executive Excess 2019:Making Corporations Pay for Big Pay Gaps Sarah Anderson | Sam Pizzigati Introduction: For two full years now, publicly held corporations in the United States have had to comply with a federal mandate to report the gap between their CEO and median...read more
Letting small slivers of a population amass as much wealth as they can grab might not be such a hot idea after all.read more
As the GM strike shows, employers use their workers’ health as a bargaining chip. Medicare for All would end that.read more
For just over 10 percent of a single year’s military spending, we could build enough green electricity for every household in the country.read more