Issues / Labor
The potential for black workers to rejuvenate the U.S. labor movement and transform it into the ultimate working class and civil rights vehicle is enormous.
The Black Worker Initiative, along with the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, the Discount Foundation, and Neighborhood Funders Group, hosted the State of Black Workers in America conference at Columbia University.
A new report detailing a survey of black women provides important insights that could help improve conditions for all workers. But will the labor movement listen?
From Ferguson to Baltimore, we’re seeing racial injustices reaching crisis level. Black people are struggling, and economic inequality is at the root of much of the discontent.
The Fight for $15 campaign has grown into a broad-based social movement.
A new report reveals just how much the restaurant industry’s current low-wage model costs ordinary taxpayers.
Tiffany Williams, who has led IPS’ work on labor and human trafficking for more than a decade, reflects on a recent trip to India.
In the wake of Walmart’s decision to raise workers’ wages, Dollar General announced it will offer better schedules.
We’re unfairly rewarding the people whose work we couldn’t do without, such as taking care of the elderly.
Walmart raised wages after being pressured by its own employees, but it still outpaces the pack when it comes to overpaid execs. - See more at: http://inequality.org/walmart-needs-maximum-wage/#sthash.45cZkNDm.dpuf