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Black Women Public Service Workers and the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Case

On February 26th, 2018, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could profoundly affect the ability of public-sector workers to improve their wages and working conditions.  Celine McNicholas and Janelle Jones of…

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Why black workers who do everything right still get left behind

In his Washington Post article, Jeff Guo discusses an Economic Policy Institute report that shows that the black-white wage gap is now the widest it has been since 1979.  “EPI finds that the black-white wage gap has become wider — and…

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The Making of Ferguson: Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles

Richard Rothstein, from the Economic Policy Institute, expands on the conventional explanation of the segregation in towns like Ferguson. “A more powerful cause of metropolitan segregation in St. Louis and nationwide has been the explicit intents of federal, state, and…

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