Sarita Gupta

Sarita Gupta is the executive director of Jobs with Justice, a national network of more than 40 local coalitions of labor, community, student, and faith organizations, working together to build a broader global movement for economic and social justice.

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Monday, August 28, 2017
54 Years After the March on Washington, We're Far From Racial Pay Equity
Fifty-four years ago this week, on Aug. 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The event marked a turning point in our society in recognizing the need for civil rights and equality for African Americans. But it’s painfully clear we have...
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Sunday, August 27, 2017
Happy Women’s Equality Day. Now Let’s Get to Work.
It has been almost half a century since the Women's Strike for Equality March. Forty-seven years ago, 50,000 women marched down Fifth Avenue in New York City, calling for equity in education and employment, the repeal of anti-abortion laws, and universal child care. This massive event sparked...
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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
After Labor Day, Dig In for the Fight Ahead
Between cookouts and last outings to the pool, Labor Day weekend provided all of us a chance to celebrate the end of summer. But Labor Day should also be cause for celebration of another kind: the very reason that we have weekends off, for example. As we take stock after Labor Day, there’s much...
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Making America Work for Working People
For millions of working parents like me, the juggling act between our homes and offices gets even more frantic as our kids head back to school. My daughter just started kindergarten. Some days, I’m proud of how my husband and I manage the demands of our jobs while also taking care of her and my...
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
We All Pay for Low Wages (and We Should All Be Fighting to Raise Them)
A few weeks ago, people working at McDonald’s filed several complaints that detailed the dangerous accidents and severe burns they’ve suffered while on the job, citing company management’s policies to work quickly without protective gear or training. Of course, the injuries that the complainants...
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Seniors face another obstacle to their retirement: their student debt. (Photo: smartfat/flickr/cc) Views
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Cradle to Grave: Student Debt Now Bankrupting Seniors
As if aging in America isn’t hard enough these days, a new government report has uncovered that seniors are facing yet another barrier to a secure retirement: their student debt. Once thought to be a young person’s issue, new data released by the Government Accountability Office shows that older...
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Beyond the Minimum Wage: What’s Really Keeping Hourly Workers in Poverty?
In the debate about poverty and rising economic inequality, we need to think beyond the minimum wage. When we talk about poverty it’s difficult to track—and give voice to—all of the different ideas around causes and solutions that need attention. Multiply those competing demands exponentially and...
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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Fighting Poverty Wages
We’re at a critical moment in our economic recovery that requires real leadership and people power to ensure true economic democracy in our country. There is incredible work being done to build a strong antipoverty movement, and spaces like these are fundamental to encourage an open dialogue about...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A Grand Swindle: What We Don’t Need Now Is a Bad “Grand Bargain”
In the 2012 elections, the American people voted for strengthening our economy and putting people back to work. “We’re all in this together” defeated “You’re on your own.” Or so we thought.
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Friday, October 01, 2010
Tax Breaks Are Not Sufficient to Restore Employment
There is a depressing complicity among much of the political leadership about the recession. Many politicians seem prepared to accept that we will have sky-high rates of unemployment for the indefinite future. Projections from the Congressional Budget Office and other authoritative forecasts show the situation improving little over the next few years.
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