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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

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

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

By The People: Promoting Democratic Participation Through Comprehensive Voter Registration

America suffers from disturbingly low voter registration and turnout rates. Almost 50 million eligible people were not even registered to vote in the 2012 election, and another 12 million had...

05/8/2015 | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy

Building Momentum From The Ground Up: A Toolkit For Promoting Justice In Policing

The killing of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, John Crawford III, and Ezell Ford over just four weeks last summer, and the subsequent failure to hold any officers involved responsible, spurred a national...

05/4/2015 | Combating Discriminatory Policing

Hourly Work and Workers in Connecticut

Connecticut has almost 885,000 hourly workers—nearly 57 percent of Connecticut’s total workforcea—who would benefit from updating workplace protections to match our modern workweek. Across multiple...

04/27/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

The Tip of the Iceberg: Charter School Vulnerabilities To Waste, Fraud, And Abuse

Escalating Fraud Warrants Immediate Federal and State Action to Protect Public Dollars and Prevent Financial Mismanagement

04/27/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

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