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App-based Work Essential for Black Californians
May 30, 2022
The growth of app-based work here in California has provided major benefits for the state’s Black community, especially during the financial challenges stemming from the pandemic. ... read more »
CBC Report Highlights Economic Progress and Barriers Facing Black Americans
February 24, 2022
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released a new analysis of the impact of economic trends and barriers on Black Americans. ... read more »
My Plan to Lift Every Voice in Black America
October 22, 2020
President Trump wants to paper over the living wound of racism. He’s issued Executive Orders and established a new national commission designed to whitewash our history—and deny the daily reality of being Black in America. He actively appeals to white supremacists and fans the flames of hatred and division in our country, because he thinks it benefits him politically. He ignores the most basic job of every president: the duty to care for all of us, not just those who voted for him. ... read more »
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Black Workers More Likely to Face Retaliation for Raising Coronavirus Concerns
June 25, 2020
For instance, Amazon fired Black and brown workers who have organized to demand more substantial health and safety protections. Thousands of Instacart workers, many of whom are women of color, are reportedly waiting for face masks and hand sanitizer promised months ago.  Three out of every four Black workers who took the survey said they showed up to work during the pandemic even though they believed they might have been seriously risking their health or the health of family members. Less than half of white workers said they had done the same. ... read more »
Black Workers Can Win, Despite the Supreme Court’s Follies 
August 2, 2018
It’s a challenging time in the fight for racial equity and justice for anyone paying attention to the status of Black workers in America right now. It’s tiring and depressing.  ... read more »
Black Workers, Labour Unions and Justice
August 10, 2017
For Black unionists, labor reforms, like those in education, law enforcement and politics, are more rhetoric than reality.  They must understand that reform emanates from privileged conversations and closed door decisions by leaders who do not l look like them. And given Blacks’ continuing low priority status in unions, it’s safe to conclude organized labor’s high-level decisions routinely do not take Black workers’ needs and concerns into proper consideration.   ... read more »
Job Prospects Mixed for Black Workers Last Month
June 1, 2017
the unemployment rate for Black workers dipped below 8 percent for the first time since January 2017 ... read more »
Economic Justice-Solving L.A.’s Black Job Crisis
March 29, 2017
Los Angeles is in the throes of a Black jobs crisis, indicates a new study released by the UCLA Labor Center, the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, ... read more »
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Under Trump, Unemployment Rate Rises for Black Workers
March 22, 2017
During President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, the Black unemployment rate rose as the White unemployment rate fell. ... read more »
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