Richard L published When Facilitating Silence Isn't Awkward, It's Essential in Blog 2019-12-29 18:43:13 -0500
It was the last day of a four-day Training of Trainers at United for a Fair Economy... most had spoken up during one activity or another, but there was one participant -an elder Latina- who had hardly spoken at all. Ok, I thought, no need to push.
Really though, her silence made me nervous. Did she disapprove? Did she feel unsafe? I thought there might be something we were doing wrong or, at the very least, that we needed to adjust.Read more
Richard L published 80 Ways to Make your Presentation More Effective in Infographics 2019-12-10 13:19:16 -0500
There are so many ways to turn your "audience" into active participants. We know from experience that learners are more likely to understand, retain, and apply knowledge if they are engaging their heads, hearts, and hands.
If we want people to take action in groups to end inequality we can't afford to use the same top-down learning methods over and over again. We want people to leave feeling that they have the solution and the means to implement it. Then again, if you're reading this you probably knew that... [CONTINUE READING]
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Morgan recently joined the UFE team as the Fundraising and Operations Associate in December 2019. In this role she ensures the operations of the organization run smoothly and supports fundraising efforts.
Morgan grew up in Key West, Florida and Marshfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in History and Hispanic Studies. Morgan is passionate about joining people and groups, like UFE, that are building the collective strength and insight needed to transform a culture and an economy built on inequity, racism, and domination. Outside of work, she supports community organizing through the Greater Boston Childcare Collective (GBCC) and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ Boston). As a GBCC planning team member, she coordinates a network of volunteers that supports local grassroots groups by providing free and affordable childcare during meetings, events, & actions so that caregivers and children can fully participate.
Prior to UFE, Morgan worked at YW Boston for three years launching their advocacy and public policy efforts for racial and gender equity in the city. She also was a staff volunteer for the organization’s high school social justice program for two years.
She is a cat-person and enjoys boxing, facilitating fun meetings, watching Studio Ghibli films, and curating monthly playlists.
Thank you to all those who attended the Training of Trainers in North Carolina! Over three days, participants became trainers, gaining new skills to facilitate workshops and build the movement to raise the minimum wage.Read more
Our executive director, Jeannette Huezo, has been very busy this year! Take a moment to catch up on the awards she's received, the panels she's spoken on, and the work she's led.Read more
Richard L published Celebrating 25 Years United for a Fair Economy in Blog 2019-10-14 20:03:51 -0400
Thanks to all who joined us for a celebration of United for a Fair Economy's past, present and future! For a quarter century, UFE has been at the forefront of supporting movements for economic justice. In honor of our 25th anniversary, we gathered in community to view performances by local and national artists, listen to presentations from movement leaders, and enjoy food.
If you would like to look at our photographer Pedro Cruz’s photos from the event, you may view them here.Read more
Richard L published Report Back: UALE's 2019 Southern Women Workers School in Blog 2019-10-02 17:26:50 -0400
Every year the United Association for Labor Education hosts four regional women worker's schools. For the past two years, our Executive Director & Senior Popular Educator, Jeannette Huezo, has been invited there to facilitate our "Connecting the Dots: Race, Gender and Economic Inequality" workshop.
Jeannette had this to say: "We had a great time learning from one another's stories that revealed so many struggles, and also common ground, at UALE's Southern Women Worker's School. What an amazing opportunity to be in this space!"Read more
In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our annual report looks at the state of racial economic inequality in the US. This year's report, State of the Dream 2019: The Perfect Storm, explores how race and economic injustice are connected to natural disaster resilience and recovery.Read more
Richard L followed Open Letter: Upper-Income North Carolinians Opposed to Ballot Initiative 2018-10-19 01:08:53 -0400
The following open letter opposing the proposed Tax Cap Amendment has been signed by 40 upper-income North Carolinians to date.
If you are an upper-income individual or business leader, you may sign on by completing the form below, and you are invited to share the letter with others who might join you in signing.
If you have any questions regarding the letter, please contact Michael Young (firstname.lastname@example.org). For press inquiries, please contact Mel Umbarger (email@example.com). Thank you for signing!
We are high net worth North Carolinians - business owners, investors, and other wealthy individuals in the top 5% of income and/or wealth in the state. We are writing to express our deep concern regarding the impact of the proposed tax cap amendment on the future of our great state. We believe this tax cap would 1) hamstring the State’s ability to navigate future economic crises and natural disasters effectively, 2) deepen economic inequality in our state, and 3) limit the state’s ability to invest in the future and create a strong business climate.
We urge voters to join us in voting against this short-sighted tax cap proposal. It is an affront to economic justice and good sense.
The tax cap would limit the state’s ability to fund basic needs and respond to crises. North Carolina’s income tax is the largest source of revenue for our state budget, which funds our public education system, public infrastructure investments and social services, all of which support the quality of life in North Carolina that we all treasure. The nonpartisan Fiscal Research Division of the North Carolina General Assembly anticipates revenue shortfalls as early as next fiscal year, 2019-20. To make matters worse, as this tax cap is a permanent amendment to our constitution, it would cut off the primary and fairest tool we have to adequately invest in our future, address economic downturns, and respond to unforeseen circumstances.
The tax cap would lead to increased inequality. Under the current North Carolina tax code, ushered into law in 2014, taxpayers with high incomes, like us, and the greatest ability to pay taxes, receive the greatest tax breaks year after year. If this amendment passes, those tax cuts for the top earners in our state will be permanent, prohibiting the highest incomes from being taxed at rates above 7%, and we all stand to lose $2.4 billion in public investments per year that make our communities stronger. That loss is more than the current total of our state’s rainy day fund. It is more than twice what we invest in our community college system, and a significant share of our commitment to the health and well-being of North Carolina families. With less state funding, local governments and rural communities will be forced to raise sales and property taxes – the sorts of taxes that demand a higher share of the income of middle and low-income earners than that of the wealthy.
Businesses rely on robust public investment. Many of the signers below are business owners. As business owners, we are aware that public investment in education, job training, research and infrastructure, paid for through tax revenue, create a fertile business environment and help our businesses succeed. Tax cuts for the wealthiest North Carolinians and limited state revenue will not result in more good jobs or a stronger economy. Instead, sustained, adequate investment in education, health and well-being, and the protection of the land and air in our state is what will foster local economic growth, and bring new, good jobs to our state.
We recognize that as high earners in our state, we have been the beneficiaries of economic growth as many North Carolinians have seen wages stagnate and manufacturing jobs move overseas. We believe a constitutionally mandated tax cap will dangerously limit our state’s ability to respond to budget shortfalls, economic crises, and natural disasters. We are asking voters to join with us so that we can all ensure a prosperous and thriving North Carolina in the future.
We urge North Carolinians to join us in voting against the proposed tax cap amendment.
Rep. John Ager, Fairview
Marcia Angle & Mark Trustin, Durham
Rebecca Balter, Raleigh
Nathan Bearman, Carrboro
John J. & Ann L. Campbell, Raleigh
Matt & Suzanne Case, Chapel Hill
Alex & Kelli Cho, Durham
Elizabeth Craven, Chapel Hill
Robert Dalsemer, Hayesville
Robert Doolittle & Kathrynn Adams, Greensboro
Madelyn George, Boone
Narendra Ghosh, Durham
Lawrence Greenblatt & Cathleen Melton, Durham
Christopher Heavener, Raleigh
Madelyn George, Boone
Anne Hummel and Sam Hummel, Sr., Greensboro
Dr. Eric Mansfield, Holly Springs
Richard Moore, Fayetteville
Lawrence & Claire Morse, Greensboro
Mary Mountcastle, Durham
James Paisner, Carrboro
James Protzman & Jane Brown, Chapel Hill
Bryna & Greg Rapp, Chapel Hill
Wayne Riggins, Fayetteville
David Roswell, Durham
Katherine Seligmann, Wake Forest
Adam & Jane Stein, Chapel Hill
Geraldine Sumter, Charlotte
Sen. Teresa Van Duyn, Asheville
Women workers from across the South and Appalachia will be meeting to share worker organizing stories from the past and the present, learn from other movements, build our leadership and organizing skills, and have a great time! At the school, UFE will be presenting a new workshop.Read more
Announcing New Blog Series: “Stories of the South”
All over North Carolina and in other parts of the southern U.S., workers, activists, and organizers are teaming up to take down the nastiest anti-worker legislation, standing up to big corporations, and fighting for their rights, fairness, and dignity. The South has always faced unique challenges when it comes to organizing for a fair economy that works for all, but we’ve never given up.Read more