Democracy

United With Ferguson: Racial Divides and Wealth

— Mike L
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For the past few weeks, the nation’s attention has focused on an unlikely epicenter of race relations, a Quik-Trip convenience store about fifteen miles north of St. Louis. It was there that 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was gunned down by a white police officer, and it is there that a groundswell of sympathy and frustration has prompted the community, and nation, to act. The town of Ferguson was rocked by this tragic event, and has responded in an incredible way – by organizing.

Un Triunfo para los Derechos en Massachusetts

— Mike L
UFE at Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Signing

El miércoles, 2 de julio, el equipo de UFE se unió con nuestras hermanas deMataHari: Eye of the Day – una organización de mujeres de color, inmigrantes y familias que trabaja para darle fin a la explotación y la violencia de género – en la Casa Estatal de Massachusetts para una ocasión histórica: la promulgación de la Carta de Derechos para las Trabajadoras Domésticas.

A Victory for Rights in Massachusetts

UFE at Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Signing

On Wednesday, July 2, the UFE team joined our sisters at MataHari: Eye of the Day – an organization of women of color, immigrant women and families that works to end exploitation and gender-based violence – at the Massachusetts State House for a momentous occasion: the signing of the Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights.

The Ceiling Can’t Hold Us — Low Wage Workers Organize

— Brian Miller
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At United for a Fair Economy, we believe that low-wage worker organizing is at the forefront of the fight for economic justice. As spelled out in our guiding principles, "Jobs with dignity and living wages, where workers have the democratic right to organize and share the wealth produced by their labor" is at the core of a fair economy.

Tax Day and the Road Ahead

— ts
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Looking ahead on the tax front, the House, Senate and President have all put forward budgets. All sides are doing their best to appear willing to compromise, but before a unified budget is passed, House Republicans, Senate Democrats and the Administration will all have to agree on the specifics. In other words, it’s unlikely that anything will happen soon.

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