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1. ACORN (external link)
Abstract: ACORN works in more than 75 cities across the United States to improve housing conditions for the economically disadvantaged, increase community safety, secure living wages for all workers and improve the quality of local schools. The website contains information on campaigns, reports, fact sheets, and much more.
Resource Type: Website

2. Buying Blue - Good Companies to Buy From (external link)
Abstract: BuyBlue.org supports businesses that share their progressive values and ideals. They believe in a triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. The site contains easily accessible information on hundreds of large companies highlighting both their positive & negative policies towards workers, the environment, etc.
Resource Type: Website

3. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (external link)
Abstract: The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates. They also develop policy options to alleviate poverty, particularly among working families.
Resource Type: Website

4. Choosing the High Road: Businesses that Pay a Living Wage and Prosper (external link)
Abstract: For wealthy Americans, the economic miracle of the ’90s represented a dream-come-true. For tens of millions of others, it represented a dream shattered. It doesn’t have to be this way. This report shows why paying a living wage to all employees is good for business, as well as workers and communities.
Resource Type: Article

5. Dollars and Sense (external link)
Abstract: Dollars & Sense magazine provides left perspectives on economic affairs. The website contains a searchable database on hundreds of articles published over the past 30 years.
Resource Type: Website

6. Economic and Analysis Research Center (EARN) (external link)
Abstract: The Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) links groups that conduct and disseminate research, develop policy and advocate on a range of issues, including wages and benefits, incomes, jobs, unemployment, workforce and economic development, minimum and living wages, Social Security, education, tax and budget, and health care.
Resource Type: Website

7. Living Wage Campaign (external link)
Abstract: ACORN's website about campaigns for fight for a living wage… includes a brief history of the national living wage movement, background materials such as ordinance summaries and comparisons, drafting tips, research summaries, talking points, and links to other living wage-related sites.
Resource Type: Website

8. PolicyLink (external link)
Abstract: PolicyLink is a national nonprofit research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy organization working to advance policies to achieve economic and social equity. Among their regional equity approaches is equitable development, a comprehensive local, regional, and state framework emphasizing equitable public investment, the fair distribution of affordable housing, and community strategies to improve health.
Resource Type: Website

9. Raise the Floor: Promoting Practices and Policies that Work (external link)
Abstract: This website promotes the need for policies to raise wages for workers, especially women.
Resource Type: Website

10. The Political Economy Research Institute (external link)
Abstract: The PERI provides research and data on issues related to the political economy, including Living Wage policies, Sweatshop Labor, Toxic Waste, etc.
Resource Type: Website

11. The Self Sufficiency Standard for the City of New York 2004 (external link)
Abstract: This report looks at how much an individual, especially women, need to survive in NYC. It also looks at wages needed for self-sufficiency in different boroughs, and for women in different economic and family situations.
Resource Type: Article

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