Organizing for Worker Justice
Black Workers Matter
This report tells some of the Discount Foundation’s story, based on interviews with its founder and with grantees, current and former board members, current and former executive directors, and others in the progressive political and philanthropic landscape. Through this story, the report explores a set of lessons about how to fund community and worker organizing, lessons that take on enhanced importance as the American public turns its attention squarely toward issues of economic inequality. Read more.
Asserting that black lives matter also means that the quality of those lives matters. Economic opportunity is inextricably linked to the quality of the lives lived by blacks in America. Several years past the Great Recession of 2008, the American economy has recovered, and workers and families in most demographic groups have begun to participate in that recovery. Yet African Americans have yet to feel those benefits. Focus on the recession obscures the fact that our country has been harboring a black jobs crisis for many decades, and there are no signs on the horizon of an immediate resolution of that crisis. Read more.