The extreme inequality caused by this arrangement has been disastrous. Between 2010 and 2016, the top 100 CEOs in the United States made 794 times what the median non-supervisory worker made. That’s 794 dollars for every dollar.
Over the past 3 years, through the Runaway Inequality program developed at The Labor Institute, WEC has educated more than 2,000 workers, activists and advocates on the devastating impact private equity and hedge fund managers have had on our communities, strip mining our economy and leaving us to fight for the crumbs.
As a result, activists and trainers involved in this project have gone on to fight for tax incentive reform, a progressive tax structure and, in 2019, participated in the fight that won the $15 an hour minimum wage.
Now, we want to help build alliances in your community, between labor unions, environmentalist groups and community organizations, to combat the extreme inequality that has decimated our state.
Engage with us, help us identify issues in your community, their economic roots, and who is profiting from the damage they cause. Then, through education and organization, let’s build a campaign to end runaway inequality in your community and in our state.
Want to learn more?
Contact: Brandon Castro
NJ Work Environment Council Campaign Organizer
(609) 882-6100 x302