Our second year of operation was a busy one. We held a retreat in February in Atlanta to plan out…
Research for economic and social justice
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Working with community groups, we provided background research on the history and budget of the Atlanta jail to inform a campaign arguing for alternatives uses for the facility.
We worked with the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee to survey over 100 prisoners about serious food and health care problems in prisons.
We are working with the Cooperative Development Institute, the Data Commons Cooperative and the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City to create a directory of cooperatives and other solidarity economy entities throughout the state.
We worked with the Housing Justice League of Atlanta, Showing up for Racial Justice Atlanta, and other partners on a large-scale participatory action research project on the effects of the Atlanta Beltline development on housing affordability and neighborhood cultural and social identity.
We worked with the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives, CUNY's Murphy Institute and other coalition members to promote alliances between labor unions and worker-owned coops.
We worked on a report in collaboration with the Food Chain Workers Alliance on wages and working conditions for 22 million workers in the low-wage food industry, using government data and worker interviews.
We worked with a professors' union on a survey of their adjunct members to learn about their health care needs in preparation for upcoming collective bargaining.
This report describes an investigation into how well the State University of New York (SUNY) is enforcing its five year old anti-sweatshop policy.
This report discusses a survey done by the Movement of Rank & File Educators caucus of United Federation of Teachers members to find out more about their working conditions and students’ learning conditions.
The online exhibit focuses on two of Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods, English Avenue and Vine City, over a hundred year period, with special attention paid to the last twenty-five years, and includes oral history interviews, recent and historical media, and other archival items.
We want to make it a regular practice to support other groups in the solidarity economy. So at the end…
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