The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Worker Power Agreement To strengthen worker power and fight inequality across the globe, Roosevelt Fellow Todd N. Tucker proposes a framework of seven strategies in a new report released Tuesday—starting with an international labor agreement. Modeled

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. 10 Years after the Financial Crisis It’s been 10 years since Lehman Brothers filed for the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, a move that shifted the economy from a financial downturn into the Great Recession. “Have We

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Future of Work, Wages, and Labor On Wednesday, Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) and three colleagues released The Future of Work, Wages, and Labor report, outlining bold policy priorities necessary to strengthen worker power and rebuild the

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Trump Administration Abandons Student Loan Borrowers On Monday, Seth Frotman stepped down as the top student-loan watchdog at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In a letter, he said that the agency, and ultimately the Trump administration,

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Unstacking the Deck in Washington After sharing examples of the corrosive problem of corruption in Washington, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the biggest anti-corruption package since Watergate on Tuesday. The Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act prevents anyone

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Accountable Capitalism Act On Wednesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Accountable Capitalism Act, legislation that would require corporations to consider the interests of all stakeholders within the firm—not only shareholders—in company decisions. Roosevelt Senior Economist

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