Results of a survey of over 100 prisoners nationwide Widespread problems with food and health care quality are standard in U.S. prisons, according to a new report by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and Research Action Cooperative. 65% of prisoners reported that food made them sick in the last year and 63% reported being […]
Last year was our first year of operation for R|A and a busy one. After our retreat in February, we went through the process of incorporating in NY as an LLC, which took several months. We officially launched in June and had another mid-year retreat in July. We also continued to update our operating agreement and […]
CityLab, Benjamin Powers, November 10, 2017 The BeltLine is making the neighborhoods in its path too expensive. Can a proposed inclusive housing bill help? Read the article.
Atlanta Journal Constitution Willoughby Mariano, October 19, 2017 A report from grassroots advocates the Housing Justice League shows evidence that the poor are leaving Atlanta Beltline neighborhoods, even as existing residents say they want to stay. Read the article.
New Report Shows Gentrification and Displacement from BeltLine in Atlanta’s Historically Black Southside
Residents Fight for their Communities and Offer Solutions ATLANTA, October 12, 2017: The Atlanta BeltLine greenway development is displacing low income residents even in neighborhoods that it has not yet touched, says a new report by the Atlanta advocacy group Housing Justice League and Research|Action Cooperative. The Atlanta BeltLine, which will ultimately be a 22-mile […]
In the 1800s unions and cooperatives were part of the same movement. Today once again, unions are collaborating with cooperatives to save jobs, create new ones, and organize new members. From the early days of the labor movement, as John Curl makes clear in his excellent book For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative […]
Research|Action is working with the Housing Justice League on a report about affordable housing around the Beltline in Atlanta, to be released in September. Here’s a one page fact sheet. ATLANTA (CBS46) – Concern is rising over property values following Atlanta’s popular Beltline as it finishes construction in some of Atlanta’s poorest neighborhoods. CBS46 discovered half a […]
NOTE: Research|Action has a report coming on this issue in a few months! Five years ago, the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing were intended to be a bulwark against the rising housing costs that were threatening to turn the Atlanta Beltline into a boardwalk for the rich. Developers spent $5.1 million to transform the aging warehouse in […]
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, […]