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In wake of protests, JPMorgan Chase breaks up with private prison industry

Although JPMorgan Chase does not directly admit it, it was grassroots and digital organizers who pressured cancellation...

03/5/2019 | Daily Kos | Civic Engagement, Holding Wall Street Accountable
03/5/2019 | Published by: The News & Observer
03/5/2019

Bull City Politics: Durham City Council members announce re-election bids

Bull City Politics: Durham City Council members announce re-election bids

Johnson also serves on the board of Local Progress, a group of progressive elected officials across the country....

03/5/2019 | The News & Observer | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
03/5/2019 | Published by: Forbes
03/5/2019

JPMorgan Chase Is Done With Private Prisons

JPMorgan Chase Is Done With Private Prisons

Over the past few years, there’s been a steady drumbeat of actions from civil society addressing this relationship. In...

03/5/2019 | Forbes | Civic Engagement, Holding Wall Street Accountable

"People Power Beats Corporate Greed": After Years of Pressure, JPMorgan Agrees to Divest from Private Prisons

Make the Road NY, the Center for Popular Democracy, and New York Communities for Change were among the organizations...

03/5/2019 | Common Dreams | Civic Engagement, Holding Wall Street Accountable
03/5/2019 | Published by: CBS News
03/5/2019

Rent control could be coming to more states after Oregon

Rent control could be coming to more states after Oregon

Rent control isn't the only way to fix the current housing crisis. But it is one of the easiest. A new report from...

03/5/2019 | CBS News | Advocating for Housing Justice

Rent Control Passed in Oregon. Will it Work as a Housing-Crisis Solution Nationwide?

For the first time in decades, rent control is under serious consideration by lawmakers across the country. According...

03/5/2019 | Pacific Standard | Advocating for Housing Justice

Fairer Labor Laws Would Prevent Getting Fired for ‘Not Smiling Enough’

Gomez’s story highlights the precariousness of fast-food jobs. In a new survey of 539 New York City fast-food workers,...

03/4/2019 | Next City | Improving Job Quality
03/4/2019 | Published by: Governing
03/4/2019

Will Statewide Rent Control Catch On Beyond Oregon?

Will Statewide Rent Control Catch On Beyond Oregon?

Affordable housing -- or lack thereof -- isn't an issue confined to Oregon. While the U.S. median household income has...

03/4/2019 | Governing | Advocating for Housing Justice
03/2/2019 | Published by: Chicago Sun Times
03/2/2019

Rent control gains momentum after Chicago voters again give it thumbs up

Rent control gains momentum after Chicago voters again give it thumbs up

The push for rent control is nationwide. Oregon passed the country’s first statewide rent control law this week. A...

03/2/2019 | Chicago Sun Times | Advocating for Housing Justice
03/1/2019 | Published by: UChicago News
03/1/2019

Stable work schedules mean better sleep for retail workers

Stable work schedules mean better sleep for retail workers

The researchers’ work was supported by grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Washington Center for Equitable...

03/1/2019 | UChicago News | Improving Job Quality, Restoring a Fair Workweek

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RT @Action_NC: At the #backersofhate @BankofAmerica shareholder meeting today, we asked them to stop financing #privateprisons. They said…

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