Monthly Archives: October 2016

Credit: TESA
Credit: TESA

If you want to inspire people to act, shift the way someone thinks about an issue, or engage your community in bold campaigns, you need powerful, creative tools. Now there’s a new board game to do just that: Rise Up: The Game of People & Power. At the TESA Collective… Read More»

Faith and community leaders rally in support of the #Buffalo25.
Faith and community leaders rally in support of the #Buffalo25.

Last week, federal agents raided four popular Mexican restaurants in Buffalo, NY. In this latest example of how our country’s immigration enforcement strategies run counter to the enforcement of our nation’s labor and employment laws, 25 employees were arrested and at least seven of them are now facing deportation, all… Read More»

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Sexual harassment against women in the workplace unfortunately is not a new occurrence, but it has taken center stage over the past ten days. From a series of complaints filed by people who work at McDonald’s, to Washington, DC’s National Airport (DCA) food and retail concession employees rallying for equality… Read More»

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The third and final presidential debate yesterday was short on immigration but did touch on the important topic of exploitation and retaliation against undocumented workers. While the post-debate fact checkers quibble over what extent this occurred on one specific project, we know such retaliation exists and it is a problem.… Read More»

Photo Credit: Spencer Tweedy
Photo Credit: Spencer Tweedy

Chicago families, students, and teachers have a lot to celebrate this week. Late Monday night, educators and school support staff reached a new agreement with Chicago Public Schools. The aversion of a planned strike may have been the headline, but here’s the real news: By uniting with parents and people… Read More»

Image via IndyBay
Image via IndyBay

After our #BlackWorkMatters Twitter Town Hall on 9/1/16, we asked activists and organizers several questions to help catalyze our conversation about the intersection of racial and economic justice. Here are some of the responses. What leadership is required in our movements in order to successfully advance the fight against white supremacy?… Read More»

Image via Joe Brusky
Image via Joe Brusky

A dominant narrative in the United States persists that if Black people would take personal responsibility and work hard, we could achieve gains similar to those of our white counterparts. And while the number of Black college graduates has quintupled over the past 50 years, the increase in education has… Read More»

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In a victory for working people, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released regulations implementing President Obama’s executive order to require federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to people who work for them. These regulations keep the federal government on pace to implement its paid sick leave rule by… Read More»