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

Beyond the Paris Accord

Beyond the Paris Accord

In an interview with CounterSpin, Basav Sen says the U.S. should fund international climate mitigation and climate adaptation policies.

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Report: Extraction Casino

Report: Extraction Casino

Extraction Casino Mining Companies Gambling with Latin American Livesand Sovereignty Through International Arbitration Manuel Perez Rocha | Jen Moore Introduction: This report exposes 38 cases of mining companies that have been filing dozens of multi-million dollar...

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Bring Back May Day

Bring Back May Day

The U.S. is one of the only countries in the world that doesn’t mark International Worker’s Day. So how are our workers doing?

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Justice is Global

Justice is Global

A new movement is building towards an economy centered on global solidarity, rather than an international race to the bottom.

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Reports

REPORT: Silver Spoon Oligarchs

How America’s 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality

Executive Excess 2021

Low-Wage Workers Lost Hours, Jobs, and Lives. Their Employers Bent the Rules — To Pump up CEO Paychecks.

BOOK: The Wealth Hoarders

How billionaires pay millions to hide trillions.

Cashing in on Our Homes: Billionaire Landlords Profit as Millions Face Eviction

Billionaire Landlords Profit as Millions Face Eviction

Pandemic Super Bowl 2021: Billionaires Win, We Lose

Billionaires Win, We Lose
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Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health

'Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health' report urges Delinquent Dozen companies to protect workers from exploitative owners and executives.
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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