Projects & Publications

Research on the Atlanta City Detention Center

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.  Read our report.

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Prison Food and Health Care Report

We worked with the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee to survey over 100 prisoners about serious food and health care problems in prisons.  Read the report.

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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.

BELTLINING: Gentrification, Broken Promises, and Hope on Atlanta’s Southside

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.

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Union Cooperatives

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.

No Piece of the Pie

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.

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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.


SUNY and Sweatshops: How is SUNY Enforcing its Apparel Anti-Sweatshop Policy?

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.

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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.

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From Herndon Homes to Two Georgia Domes

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.