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Zara exposed for chronic racial profiling

If you’re a huge fan of shopping at Zara, the Spanish fast-fashion franchise, you may want to start spending your money elsewhere.

The fashion...

06/24/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Here's How to Make the Fed More Transparent and Accountable

The Federal Reserve has long faced fierce scrutiny from members of Congress, community leaders, and the press for its lack of transparency. Fed Chair Janet Yellen,...

06/23/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Albany Must Keep the Charter Cap

Earlier this year, the New York City Council passed my resolution urging the state legislature to keep the cap on charter schools. That was nothing new: Council Members have long showed their...

06/23/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable

Zara accused of creating culture of customer discrimination in new report

Mahita Gajanan, The Guardian, 06.22.2015

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06/22/2015 | Improving Job Quality

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...

06/22/2015 | Improving Job Quality

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

Housing advocates: FHFA won’t reduce principal, offers discounted NPLs

Two liberal advocacy groups have published a provocative study accusing the Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agencyof...

06/16/2015 | Organizing for Housing Justice & A Home to Thrive

Quit Your Job and Go to Work

This springMichanne was striding out of a San Francisco apartment lobby in her...

06/10/2015 | Improving Job Quality

How Walmart Persuades Its Workers Not to Unionize

One former Walmart store manager tells the story that after discovering a pro-union flyer in his store’s men’s room, he informed company...

06/8/2015 | Improving Job Quality

Progressives Do Not Take The Fed Seriously. Meet The People Trying To Change That

Progressive activists have no shortage of ambitious economic policy goals. They include the $15 minimum wage, Social Security expansion, Medicare for all and debt-free college -- to name just a...

06/4/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

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