In light of the Trump Administration’s continued attacks on immigrants’ rights, it is of the utmost importance for United for a Fair Economy (UFE) and other social justice organizations to stand in solidarity with immigrants in the US. As a supporter of living wages, wealth-building opportunities, and equal justice for all workers, UFE has a history of standing up for immigrants’ rights and is committed to securing equal rights for documented and undocumented workers alike. However, while UFE recognizes that immigrants are an integral part of the American economy, they are first and foremost our friends, family members, and the pillars of our communities who deserve fundamental rights and respect. --We stand in solidarity with immigrant communities today and always.Read more
Agitate! Educate! Organize!
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! There, our Executive Director and Senior Popular Educator Jeannette Huezo will be opening event with a new workshop based on our classic economic inequality analysis curriculum.Read more
We were devastated to hear that a fire has occurred at the offices of the Highlander Center...
At this time, the Highlander Center has asked that supporters help spread their official statement on the fire.
Please follow the Center's Facebook page to learn how you can support.
You can't burn down a movement.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
We’re at an unmistakable crossroads. The richest 1% owns nearly 40% of the wealth in the United States. People from diverse political and social backgrounds are asking, what will it take to create a broad solution to rising inequality?
The economic crisis in the U.S. caused by the corporate elite continues, and it targets communities of color, women, and other oppressed communities.Read more
Philip’s books use materials produced by UFE to teach three specific populations — first generation, low-income college students; people returning from incarceration; and people entering the workplace — throughout the US and internationally about the roots of inequality and the possible routes to a better life...Read more
We’re very excited to share the Mapping Our Futures: An Economics and Governance Curriculum of the Highlander Center for Research & Education in Tennessee.Read more
After attending a training, Parris Wallace, an organizer with Poder in Action, sat down with us for an interview about our popular education program.
UFE's cultural organizer, Eroc Arroyo-Montano, recently partnered with Poder in Action to host "training of trainers" workshops, where participants learn the principles of popular education and practice tools of facilitation, healing justice, and movement building.
“UFE’s insights into strategy and connections to a wide variety of partners has helped to dramatically advance our goals on behalf of low-wage workers.”
—Debbie Goldstein, Executive VP, Center for Responsible LendingRead more
"The work we did with UFE to take MassBudget’s research and popularize it was revolutionary..."
MassBudget's Interim President
Like UFE, MassBudget recognizes that far too many have been left on the sidelines. UFE's popular education methodology, proven effective at raising consciousness and empowering action, has revolutionized MassBudget's efforts. With our support, MassBudget confidently makes data-driven recommendations for a fair and adequate tax system.Read more
Written By Jane M. Von Bergen
Originally posted to "The Pump Handle"
Outside, a steady rain soaked the streets of East Boston, an immigrant neighborhood so new to gentrification that Spanish mercados have yet to give way to cafes selling lattes and craft beers. On the windows of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Education & Training Institute, the rain coursed down the panes like tears...Read more
"At least 4,645 people have died. 4,645 loved ones are estimated to have been lost in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. This number is in stark contrast to the government’s official death toll: sixty-four..."
Today, Free Speech For People and United for a Fair Economy co-released the report Blackout in Puerto Rico.Read more