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No Half Measures: Why It Will Take $15 to Raise Chicago

Although corporations are experiencing a profitable recovery, the jobs recovery has been grim and marked by a shift to lower wages.

10/29/2014 | Raising the Minimum Wage

A Broken Promise: Agency-Based Voter Registration in New York City

Voter registration is the number one barrier to the vote. An estimated 51 million eligible citizens, more than 24 percent of the electorate, could not cast a ballot on Election Day in the 2012...

10/21/2014 | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy

Fraud and Financial Mismanagement in Pennsylvania's Charter Schools

Charter school officials have defrauded at least $30 million intended for Pennsylvania school children since 1997. Yet every year virtually all of the state’s charter schools are found to be...

10/1/2014 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for Being LGBT in America

LGBT Americans have the same worries as other Americans when it comes to paying for healthcare and other needs, finding good jobs, and saving for the future.

09/30/2014

Citizenship: A Wise Investment for Cities

Metropolitan areas derive much of their vitality from their large immigrant populations. When immigrants become citizens, they make a deeper investment in their communities, leading to civic,...

09/17/2014 | Organizing the America is Home Campaign, Expanding Municipal ID Cards, Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Vulture Capital Hits Home

The financial industry has found yet another way to profit from the distress of homeowners. Investors are trading distressed residential assets – mortgages and vacant properties in severe

09/9/2014

New Report: Raise Chicago

The recession appears to be safely in the rearview mirror for corporations, whose profits and stock prices have rebounded. However, the jobs recovery has been fueled by the proliferation of jobs...

05/23/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Charter School Vulnerabilities to Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Minnesota passed the first charter school law in 1991.[i] Since then, lawmakers in 41 states and the District of Columbia have written their own charter school laws.[ii] By all accounts, the growth...

05/5/2014 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Developing Progress: Ensuring that public resources contribute to New York’s equity, resilience, and dynamic democracy

Developing Progress is a proposal for progressive development policies and a call for responsible real estate development that values the safety of workers.

04/22/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Fatally Flawed: Why the Rockefeller Institute’s Scaffold Law Report Doesn’t Add Up

New York State’s Labor Law §240 (commonly known as the Scaffold Law) helps keep workers safe by holding employers and owners liable if unsafe conditions at their worksites result in injuries or death...

04/17/2014 | Improving Job Quality

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