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.”
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.Read more
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? ...Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
Responsible Wealth members (high net-wealth individuals) are using their surprising voice to advocate for HIGHER taxes on THEMSELVES in a new open letter.
Over 300 high-net-worth individuals have signed, and are calling upon Congress to keep a surtax on millionaires' income in the new spending bill.Read more
Is it just us, or does your calendar seem to fill more quickly when there’s warm weather, too? With summer in full swing, UFE has been busier than ever, meeting with organizers and partners across the country, connecting the dots between racial, economic and gender justice through our popular education trainings, and supporting movements on the ground to raise wages and address the growing racial wealth divide. We’re so excited to share all that we’ve been up to!