Our economic and racial divides grew even wider in 2021, but there are signs of hope for a more equitable future.
Ending enhanced unemployment benefits didn’t get people back to work. It just made them poorer.
We asked nine leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates how to advance racial equity in the COVID recovery — and beyond. Here are their responses.
While workers are continuing to struggle under COVID, corporate lobbyists are converging on Capitol Hill to block proposed pro-labor reforms.
It’s not that people don’t want to work — it’s that they don’t want to work for so little.
Debate moderators should ask Trump: If you’ve brought back manufacturing jobs, why have 1,800 U.S. factories closed under your watch?
In just three months, the U.S. added 29 more billionaires while 45.5 million filed for unemployment.
Societies that tolerate deep divides in income and wealth invite pandemic disasters.
The combined wealth of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has climbed by nearly $60 billion in the last two months.
A powerful industry is making workers choose between their lives and their jobs.
Instead of stigmatizing struggling people, a jobs guarantee would do far more to lift poverty than Trump’s mean-spirited work requirement ever could.
Corporate public relations teams extol bonuses to pump up the Republican re-election effort, but many people will end up unemployed.
The “One Rich Guy” who profits would.
The next generation of Koreans could take part in a national revival of South Korea and put the ghosts of the 20th century to rest.
The potential for black workers to rejuvenate the U.S. labor movement and transform it into the ultimate working class and civil rights vehicle is enormous.