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As the COVID-19 crisis continues, one of the biggest questions that remains is what does the future of work look like in a post-pandemic economy? While one answer has tended to revolve around a steadily more virtual world, the idea of internet access being the key to a…

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Day after day we are hearing about the horrors in Afghanistan. We learn that women and girls are being told their lives will be forever changed — they will no longer work, speak, or go to school. Many are trying to leave to escape to Europe, the UK…

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Forty years ago, I entered law school in Washington, DC. My politics was most assuredly to the “left” and I had not given it a second thought that most people attending law school were not doing so to serve the poor or represent working people. …

It’s time to pay up on wages

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Over the past year we have heard a constant drumbeat extolling the virtues of “essential workers” — those who work on the front lines of the pandemic to ensure that the rest of us are able to have the food and care we need. With vaccination rates in…

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Every so often an innovation comes along and changes the world. From the initial bitcoin whitepaper published in 2008 to the IPO of the currency exchange Coinbase this month, cryptocurrency has far exceeded expectations in its proliferation and value over the past decade and change. A single bitcoin…

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We began this month celebrating International Women’s Day and a significant list of women’s “firsts”, including the first woman Director-General of the WTO, the first woman U.S. Treasury Secretary, and the first women of color sworn in as US Trade Representative. These women are the Trade and Finance…

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Last month we lost a lion of the labor movement, a founding Board Member of the Global Fairness Initiative and a long-time personal friend and mentor, John Sweeney. I have thought a lot about John this month and his lifetime of service and advocacy on behalf of workers…

Dear Friend,

Last week the U.S. inaugurated a new President and a new vision for U.S. leadership. A vision where the U.S. will “lead by the power of its example not merely by the example of its power.” …

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As 2020 comes to a close I know many are relieved that this year will soon end. Far too many have faced undeniable hardship and loss. Communities of color, the poor and working poor and millions of informal workers have had to shoulder a far greater share of…

Dear Friend,

Like many of organizations, GFI has been responding to the needs of communities who have been severely affected by the global pandemic. For the working poor the pandemic means their very livelihoods are on the line. In fact, the “Future” of their work may come to an end.

The Global Fairness Initiative

The Global Fairness Initiative promotes a more equitable, sustainable approach to economic development for the world’s working poor. www.globalfairness.org

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