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Alt-labor: What are workers’ rights nonprofits?

View the topic of nonprofit workers’ rights through a new lens by exploring the increasing role that today’s alt-labor organizations play in the social sector in this blog.

By Guy Mika (he/him)

January 17, 2023

Six things you may not know about the U.S. social sector

The social sector can feel like a black box—even for those of us who work in it. People want to know: Just how big is the sector? What role does it play in the economy? What kinds of organizations make…

By Guy Mika (he/him)

March 28, 2022

Key facts, figures, and trends among U.S. labor unions

Last week, in honor of Labor Day, we shared an introduction to unions, including six things people might not know about the role of unions in the social sector. In this second blog in a two-part series, we share key…

By Guy Mika (he/him)

September 13, 2021

Unions and their role in the social sector

Today is Labor Day, a U.S. federal holiday born out of the efforts of 19th century labor unions to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. While some might not think of labor unions as part of the social…

By Guy Mika (he/him)

September 6, 2021

What we can learn today from disaster funding in 2018

So far, 2020 has been a record-setting year for disasters. There is, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. Then there’s the Atlantic hurricane season, which has seen so much activity that forecasters exhausted the alphabetical list of storm names and had…

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Guy Mika (he/him)

November 17, 2020