The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. We Need Fundamental Labor Law Reform U.S. labor law does not work for most Americans, fueling the decline of unions—which, historically, have helped reduce economic inequality—and leaving workers increasingly powerless. In Rebuilding Worker Voice in Today’s Economy,

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Corporations Are Splurging on Stock Buybacks In a joint report with the National Employment Law Project (NELP), Roosevelt Program Director Katy Milani and NELP Senior Researcher Irene Tung expose the extent of stock buyback spending across the

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. The War on Women Is a War on Workers The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is deeply troubling, particularly to advocates of women’s health and economic justice. For

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Learning from Europe on Antitrust Enforcement This week, regulators in the European Union announced a record $5 billion fine on Google. This penalty was related to alleged anti-competitive practices by the tech giant connected to its

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. What Kavanaugh Tells Us By nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, President Trump made it clear that the conservative movement’s attacks on the rights of women, communities of color, workers, and LGBTQ people will

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. Due to the Fourth of July holiday, we’ve abbreviated this week’s rundown and will return to our standard issue next week.   1. Trump’s Trade War President Donald Trump ignited a trade war with China after imposing tariffs on

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Janus v. AFSCME On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a monumental decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. A profound setback for organized labor, the ruling—which

Government can—and should—be a force that works on behalf of the common good. Yet we’ve seen our government today devolve into something that prioritizes the needs of an elite few rather than society as a whole. It has facilitated the consolidation of power of the super wealthy; supported the increased privatization of key public goods;

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. An Institutional Response to Trump Immigration in the U.S. has always been an economic and moral issue, but the situation at the border today is a humanitarian crisis. For Politico, Roosevelt Fellow Todd N. Tucker explains

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Don’t Fear the Robots Roosevelt Fellow Mark Paul is challenging the narrative that large-scale technological change—or automation—will lead to fewer jobs and lower wages. In Don’t Fear the Robots: Why Automation Doesn’t Mean the End of