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    Worker Stories Video #3 Released

    Another video in our new series is now available! In this third episode we hear from Marino, a farm worker in North Carolina. He tells us, “If all types of work here in the United States received a fair wage, we would all benefit.”

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    Celebrating Jeannette's 21 Years at UFE!

    UFE is a much different organization today than when our executive director, Jeannette Huezo, started 21 years ago today! Jeannette is not the type of person to spend a lot of time in the spotlight, but rather the rare kind of leader capable of building spaces where everyone feels empowered to share it. Unlike many directors, Jeannette works right alongside staff and in the community each day to build a more fair economy. 

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    Worker Stories Video #2 Released

    For months, we’ve been building deep relationships with farmworkers and organizers across North Carolina. Today we are excited to share more about this work with you with the release of the 2nd video in our “Below the Line: Stories from Low Wage Workers in the South” series!
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    Generative Conflict - A Follow Up Training

    Thankful for this wonderful group of people who joined us at the Avila Center! Our team uses popular education and healing for liberation methodologies to co-create spaces of growth and community with participants at our trainings. Continue reading more in the full blog post!
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    Below the Line: Stories from Low Wage Workers in the South

    We are excited to share a new video series featuring and uplifting the voices of low-wage workers in North Carolina and the broader South!

    Right-to-work laws, racial and gender discrimination, and cuts to social programs have led to an urgent situation in the South. Workers in the South have lower wages, fewer protections, and the lowest unionization rates. But they have never given up. Listen to the stories of workers fighting for economic justice!

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    Statement on Student Loan Debt Relief

    Forgiving student debt is a long-overdue measure that will have a net-positive impact on relieving economic, racial and gender inequality. There is no doubt canceling student debt advances racial economic justice. Black women hold the most student loan debt in the US. But does this measure do enough? ...

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    UFE Annual Golf Event in Boston

    It's that time of year again! If you are a golfer (or have ever golfed), please sign up to participate in the 2nd Annual United for a Fair Economy / Spontaneous Celebrations Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 22. Mark your calendar and register today! When September comes, you'll be REALLY glad you planned to come!

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    September 29, 2022 at 12:00pm
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    Michael Young Golf Day and Memorial

    Thanks to all the friends, family and colleagues of Michael for joining us to remember Michael Young, a beloved member of the UFE team who left us too early.

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    Follow-up Youth Healing Justice Retreat

    Our Inclusive Economies Project Director, Fernando Martínez, and our Wages and Workers’ Rights Organizer, Raul Jimenez, have finished co-facilitating another incredible retreat with our friends at Centro Unido Latino-Americano. We were also grateful to be joined by our Executive Director Jeannette Huezo from Boston, who is working in NC this week.

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    Jeannette Facilitates at UALE

    Our executive director and senior popular educator Jeannette Huezo is in Pennsylvania teaching and facilitating at the United Association for Labor Education (UALE) Northeast Women’s Summer School again this week!

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    Living Wage Network Conference

    We've just finished hosting the Living Wage Network at the Avila Center for their conference and retreat in Durham, North Carolina! A few days felt like much longer as we learned, built, and planned together for the work ahead. UFE is proud to be supporting the living wage network and helping to grow the movement for living wages!

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    Action Alert: We need YOU to call your Senator

    We don’t often ask this, but we’re asking you to take 5-10 minutes RIGHT NOW to call your three members of Congress (two Senators and one Rep) to ask that they include taxes on the ultra-rich in the current budget package.

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