Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts


UAW on strike Politics of Poverty

Enough of crumbs: We want a piece of the pie

Why are members of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) taking to the street as the latest workers to go on strike this year? Here’s one reason: auto industry profits soared by 92% in ten years, to $250 billion, while worker pay has declined by nearly 20% since 2008.

SEC HQ DC Politics of Poverty

Corporate transparency: The need of the hour

In the past year, we've seen a vicious backlash against “ESG” (environmental, social, and corporate governance measures meant to hold companies to account). Now, in the wake of midterm elections that left us with a divided Congress, the agency charged with ensuring corporate transparency faces fierce political headwinds.

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