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The Grind: Striving for Scheduling Fairness at Starbucks

A 2015 nationwide survey of Starbucks workers reveals that the company is not living up to its commitment to provide predictable, sustainable schedules to its workforce. Starbucks’ frontline...

09/23/2015 | Aditi Sen and Carrie Gleason | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Whose Recovery? A National Convening on Inequality, Race, and the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve is arguably the nation’s most powerful economic actor. Its policy decisions have an enormous impact on each of our lives and on the course of our national economy. Those decisions...

08/26/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Full Employment for All: The Social and Economic Benefits of Race and Gender Equity in Employment

How much stronger could the economy be if everyone who wanted a job could find one—regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender?

08/10/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Mind the Gap: How the Federal Reserve Can Help Raise Wages for America’s Women and Men

The American economy remains too weak. Over the past 35 years, the vast majority of workers have seen their wages stagnate. And, racial and gender wage gaps have persisted.

07/13/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Do Hedge Funds Make Good Neighbors?

Nearly eight years after the start of the global financial crisis, hedge funds and private equity firms have found yet another way to make big profits: distressed housing assets. Often, the very same...

07/2/2015 | Holding Wall Street Accountable

Data Brief: Challenges Facing Albuquerque’s Modern Workforce

Bernalillo County, New Mexico has almost 472,000 hourly workers—nearly two-thirds of its total workforceb—who would benefit from updating workplace protections to match our modern workweek. Across...

06/22/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Stitched with Prejudice: Zara USA’s Corporate Culture of Favoritism

This paper reports the findings of our original survey aimed at understanding whether retail workers’ experiences of their opportunities at New York City Zara stores was different based on skin color...

06/3/2015 | Improving Job Quality

Hour by Hour: Women in Today’s Workweek

Nationwide, more than 38 million women work in hourly jobs. Most women, and most Americans, are paid by the hour, yet today’s workweek is changing—the 40 hour workweek and the 8-hour day are no...

05/18/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

System Failure: Louisiana's Broken Charter School Law

In the ten years since Hurricane Katrina, post-storm changes to the state’s charter school law have dramatically grown the number of charter schools in the state. Since 2005, charter school...

05/12/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Its About Time: The Transit Time Penalty and its Racial Implications

A well-funded and well-designed transit system helps increase access to opportunity across a region and connect residents to each other, jobs, education, grocery shopping, health care, and recreation...

05/12/2015

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