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A Labor Day Message from Bill Fletcher, Chair of the Retail Justice Alliance

As we approach Labor Day, the growing divide between the rich and poor continues to dominate the national conversation and, in some parts of the country, has led to social unrest.  While many politicians, academics and economists agree that our country’s wealth gap is bad for the economy and our society as a whole, there […]

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New Reports Underscore Inequality Crisis

New Reports Underscore Inequality Crisis

In the weeks leading up to Labor Day, politicians and economists are calling attention to the growing gap between the rich and poor and its effect on economic mobility and the economy as a whole. A new report released this week by the U.S. Conference of Mayors underscores the growing problem of income inequality in […]

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Moms Fight Stagnant Wages and Precarious Work Schedules

Moms Fight Stagnant Wages and Precarious Work Schedules

Across the nation there is a growing conversation about the importance of raising wages and securing consistent hours for retail workers. At the forefront of the movement to improve jobs, it is increasingly common to find women leading the charge. The retail sector employs more people than any other sector in America. The jobs it provides, primarily low-wage […]

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