Growing divide

October 2014: UFE Training of Trainers in New Market, TN

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Our Popular Economics Education Team is co-hosting UFE's renowned Training of Trainers Institute in October 2014 in New Market, TN, with the Highlander Center. We invite organizers, activists, educators, students, and others across the U.S. who want to join and advance the movement for a just economy, to attend.

El tope no nos alcanza - Trabajador de salario mínimo ¡organízate!

— Brian Miller
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En Unidos por una Economía Justa (“United for a Fair Economy”) creemos que organizar a los trabajadores de bajos salarios está a la vanguardia de la lucha por la justicia económica. Como se explica en nuestros principios rectores, "un empleo digno con un salario digno, donde los trabajadores tengan el derecho democrático a organizarse y compartan la riqueza producida por su trabajo", es el núcleo de una economía justa.

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.

Inequality and continued racial segregation create toxic soup

— Brian Miller
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The toxic mix of extreme inequality and continued racial segregation pushes people of color into communities of concentrated poverty. The "free-market" has completely failed these communities as they are by-passed by full-service banks, high-speed internet, grocery stores with healthy food, and jobs with benefits that pay a living wage. Bold action, led by a government accountable to working people, is required to break up such concentrated poverty.

Read State of the Dream 2014: Healthcare for Whom? to learn more.

Black Wealth / White Wealth

— Brian Miller
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Because wealth is easily transferred from one generation to the next – in the form of inheritances, gifts, money to start a business or buy a home, various legs up, etc. – the inequalities of the past (and the present) remain deeply embedded in our economy decades after the original injustice.

Read State of the Dream 2014: Healthcare for Whom? to learn more.

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