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.
- Rotten and Rat-Infested: The Appalling Food and Healthcare Conditions Facing Inmates in U.S. Prisons
- This report was added to the Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse.
New York State Cooperatives
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 produced this report with the Housing Justice League of Atlanta that involved a large-scale participatory action research project and an analysis of census demographic data to determine the effects of the Atlanta Beltline development on housing affordability and neighborhood cultural and social identity. We determined that the Beltline is bringing gentrification to historically Black neighborhoods and displacement of long-term, low-income residents.
- Read the Executive Summary.
- Read the Full Report.
- See the Beltline Map.
- See the Data Visualization.
- Profile of Sohna Harneez.
- Profile of Alison Johnson.
- Profile of May Helen Johnson.
- Profile of Rakia Reeves.
We worked with the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYCNOWC), CUNY’s Murphy Institute and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) to promote alliances between labor unions and worker-owned coops. See our informational brochure on union 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. Read the report.
- The People Behind Your Food Are More Vulnerable Than Ever
- How a Trump Presidency Might Affect Restaurant Workers
- Food Workers Scramble to Put Food on Their Tables
- How Food-Labor Activists Are Preparing for President Trump
- No Piece of the Pie: New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Food Industry Labor Conditions
- The Industry Where Black Women Earn 42 Cents for Every Dollar Earned by a White Man
Union Membership Survey
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. We obtained a high response rate and found actionable information for the union.
This report 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 working conditions in the supply chain of its licensed apparel. Read the report.
The Crisis in Our Schools: A Report on Working and Learning Conditions in New York City’s Public Schools
This report discusses a survey done by the Movement of Rank & File Educators (MORE) caucus of United Federation of Teachers members to find out more about their working conditions and students’ learning conditions. Read the report.
- If Students’ Learning Conditions Are Teachers’ Working Conditions, These Students Are in Trouble
- Poll of NYC teachers reveals tough conditions, unpaid overtime
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. Visit the exhibit.