2013 Reports

2013 Reports

national-report-cover-artAmerica’s Changing Economy 2013 Wage and Job Gap Study


Reports by state: Connecticut, Florida,  Idaho,  Maine, MontanaNevadaNew York City, Oregon, Virginia, Washington



Alliance.for.a.Just.Society_Pushing Back_FINALCommunities Under Attack: Pushing Back Against the Criminalization of Everyday Life.






Screen shot 2014-05-19 at 5.30.46 PMWasted Wealth – Racial Inequity in the Foreclosure Crisis






Bad Medicine Report.imageBad Medicine: Pharmaceutical’s Prescription for Profits Over People






The Maine Partnership Bank


Screen shot 2014-05-14 at 5.54.53 PMSurvival Denied: Stories from Alaska Native Families Living in a Broken System







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Hooked on Pharma – Get Pharma’s Hooks Out of Congress





Broken Bootstraps: Falling Behind on Full-Time Work


2012 Wage and Job Gap Report


Past Due: Predatory Lending in Idaho



2013 Job Gap Report Released Nationwide

Fast food workers are taking to the picket line throughout the country. SEIU and other unions are helping these efforts, but many strikes are happening in places without any union presence. Low-wage work is simply not enough for families and individuals to thrive, to plan for their future, and most times, simply not enough to live.

Spike in Percentage of Low-Wage Jobs

Underemployment, ‘overemployment’ (working more than1 job) and the threats to public benefits in D.C. and in many states is adding more weight atop many populations tracked into low-wage employment. The trend is troubling.

“America’s Changing Economy: Searching for Work that Pays in the New Low-Wage Job Market, is the 15th installment of the Alliance’s Job Gap Report.  It has grown from a Northwest regional perspective and this year marks our first national report. True to the Alliance’s mission and focus, we released the report in 9 affiliated states and in NYC. You can find ways to get involved, graphics to share and all the reports at:


And download the national report here: http://thejobgap.org/national-report/

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Pushing Back Against the Criminalization of Everyday Life.

In the past four decades, mass incarceration and immigration control in the United States has skyrocketed. Today, the U.S. incarcerates more of its population than any other country in the world – at rates unmatched in modern history. Alliance.for.a.Just.Society_Pushing Back_FINAL

More than seven million people are under control of the criminal justice system. The U.S. has less than five percent of the world’s population, but we have almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners. China, which has four times more people than the United States, is a distant second in incarceration numbers, with 1.6 million people in prison.

With the increase in private prisons – driven by making profits for their investors – we are seeing an increase in the criminalization of everyday life.

Read our new report –

Communities Under Attack: Pushing Back Against the Criminalization of Everyday Life.

Bad Medicine Report Details Influence of Pharma in DC Budget Failure

Released to the Press

September 25, 2013


New Report Analyzes Interest Group Influence in Blocking Proposed Cost Saving Measures in Medicare

Report Finds Influence of Pharmaceutical Industry as Major Impasse to Common Sense Budget Fixes

Congress has failed to act on a commonsense, good-government approach to controlling health care costs. The significant resources the pharmaceutical industry has put toward influence and access has rendered Congress unable to act in the public interest.

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Bad Medicine: Pharmaceuticals’ Prescription for Profits Over People, released by the Alliance for a Just Society details the overwhelming influence of Big PhRMA on congressional outcomes and finds that the imbalance created by industry spending harms both the interest of the American people and our democratic process.

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Wasted Wealth Report

The foreclosure crisis destroyed wealth on a large scale in 2012– with a greater erosion of wealth in communities of color.”

Data show profound disparities in the rate of lost wealth in communities of color in a nationwide report “Wasted Wealth” authored by the Alliance for a Just Society.

With our Partners Home Defenders League and the New Bottom Line we are pushing this data into the mainstream to drive home the reality that the foreclosure crisis is not over.

Download the national report



Survival Denied: Stories from Alaska Native Families Living in a Broken System

“The indigenous hunting and fishing practices of ALL Alaska Natives, including the harvesting and sharing of fish, game, and other resources and the ceremonies which accompany these practices provide for the SOCIAL, CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL, & ECONOMIC WELL-BEING & SURVIVAL of the Alaska Native community Continue reading “Survival Denied: Stories from Alaska Native Families Living in a Broken System”