Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts


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Going to work shouldn’t endanger your life. But it often does.

On April 28, we mark Workers’ Memorial Day by remembering people who’ve been killed on the job. This grim milestone seems to get worse every year--as hazards multiply, and employers skirt responsibility while preferencing profits over workers’ health and safety. Is there a way for workers to push back on the abuses of corporate power?

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Is it possible to end “climate opacity” for companies in the US?

A new proposal from the SEC would require companies to be more transparent about climate-related risks. Such increased disclosure could lead to greater corporate accountability, which could lessen the impact of climate change, especially in vulnerable communities across the globe.

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