The American ideals of democracy, opportunity, and equality can only be upheld if our government structures the economy around us, the people. Yet today’s labor market and economic structures produce a vicious cycle of inequality and political and economic oppression that benefit the few at the expense of the many.
A stronger, more prosperous, and more equitable America requires broadening political and economic power and correcting our legacy of exclusion (racism, misogyny, and other social and economic hierarchies). We believe that the government is responsible for the well-being of all its people and must use its capacity to set and enforce economic rules that build worker power and provide essential goods and services–from higher education to health care–directly. The Worker Power and Economic Security program aims to advance the case for policies and public goods that enable Americans to set the terms of their participation in the economy on a fair and even playing field, democratizing our 21st century economy.
Worker Power and Economic Security Staff
Beth GuteliusFellow, Worker Power and Economic Security
As a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, Beth Gutelius writes about worker power and its relationship to workplace surveillance and new forms of worker organizing.
Sanjay PintoFellow, Worker Power and Economic Security
As a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, Sanjay Pinto’s research focuses on understanding the workings of racial capitalism in contemporary corporate surveillance and public benefits systems, and on strategies for advancing equity and accountability within the social care arena.