R|A is proud the join the New Economy Coalition. The New Economy Coalition (NEC) is a network of organizations imagining and building a future where people, communities, and ecosystems thrive. Together, we are creating deep change in our economy and politics—placing power in the hands of people and uprooting legacies of harm—so that a fundamentally […]
Panel at ECWD2017: Renewing the Alliance: Unions and Co-ops Fight for Worker Power in NY, Cincinnati, and Beyond
At the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy, held in New York City this weekend, there was a great panel on how unions and cooperatives are increasingly working together and forming union cooperatives. From the panel description: Under fierce attack from the corporate sector, labor unions are exploring worker co-ops as a way to organize new members, […]
We are happy to announce the launch of Research|Action, our worker-owned cooperative of seasoned professionals who champion research and popular communication as vital and necessary to the project of social transformation. Our goal is to help turn research into effective communication tools and action for our clients in community and labor organizations, and throughout the […]
On a recent evening in New York City, I met with eight other people in my City Council Member’s local office, down the block from City College in Harlem. We were the community delegates tasked with discussing over 150 projects proposed at neighborhood assemblies. Our assignment was to score the projects on the basis of […]
No Piece of the Pie: U.S. Food Workers in 2016 finds U.S. Food Workers Lowest Paid, Highest Food Stamp Users. This report, in partnership with the Food Chain Workers Alliance, finds $10 per hour median wage and 2.8 million workers on food stamps. To learn more and download the report, visit No Piece of the Pie. […]
Activists in Oakland have been campaigning for new city policies that would assist worker cooperative development. After successfully winning passage of a city resolution in support of cooperatives last fall, they are now pushing for a new law, the Oakland Worker Cooperative Incentives for Growth Ordinance. Supporters will speak in support at the upcoming hearing at […]
Report finds that state universities in New York are not doing enough to keep sweatshop produced material out of their stores. Eric Dirnbach, Labor Researcher for Solidarity Research Center (now Research|Action Cooperative) and one of the authors of the report, talks to KCSB reporter Nkechi Ikem about the issue. More about the report here. Listen to […]
Michelle Chen, June 26, 2016, “Colleges Aren’t Enforcing Their Own Anti-Sweatshop Policies,” The Nation. Read article.
Michelle Chen, May 23, 2016, “If Students’ Learning Conditions Are Teachers’ Working Conditions, These Students Are in Trouble,” The Nation. Read article.
May 2016 The Solidarity Committee of the Capital District and Solidarity Research Center have released the report SUNY and Sweatshops: How is SUNY Enforcing its Apparel Anti-Sweatshop Policy? It describes an investigation into how well the State University of New York (SUNY) is enforcing its five year old anti-sweatshop policy which is meant to deal with […]