Research for Economic Justice and the Solidarity Economy

Solidarity Research Cooperative and the Food Chain Workers Alliance are Proud to Share a New Report

No Piece of the Pie: U.S. Food Workers in 2016 finds U.S. Food Workers Lowest Paid, Highest Food Stamp Users. 

Solidarity Research Cooperative, in partnership with the Food Chain Workers Alliance, finds $10 per hour median wage and 2.8 million workers on food stamps. To learn more and download the report, visit No Piece of the Pie.

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Abby Scher

Abby Scher

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Abby is a Brooklyn-based sociologist and writer who specializes in creating immensely readable research so that it will have the greatest impact. As a journalist, her articles and radio documentaries go a little deeper than straight reporting.  She delves into the alternative economy, the U.S. Right, Labor and economic justice, women’s and immigrant issues. An Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality & the Common Good, she is former editorial director of the progressive think tank Political Research Associates, where she also served as interim research director, and is former coeditor of the economic justice magazine Dollars and Sense, where she currently serves on the board. The Ford Foundation recognized her cross-community organizing work among New York’s immigrant and ethnic press  with its Leadership for a Changing World Award. As a longtime nonprofit professional, she is seasoned in research tied to organizing campaigns and evaluation.   She holds degrees from the University of Chicago and the New School for Social Research.

Eric Dirnbach

Eric Dirnbach

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Eric is based in New York City and has been a labor movement researcher and campaigner for over 15 years working on many projects dedicated to organizing and improving working conditions for workers, both nationally and globally. He got his start as an activist while in the leadership of the Graduate Employees Organization and anti-sweatshop movement at the University of Michigan in the 1990’s. Since then he has worked with many labor solidarity organizations and worker centers, most recently with several groups formed during Occupy Wall Street, and is currently on the board of the International Labor Rights Forum. He has extensive experience in corporate research and campaigning and has also worked in the policy areas of trade, procurement, labor standards, and green jobs. He has degrees from Cornell and Michigan and is interested in building a more militant, democratic and powerful labor movement.

Kate Diedrick

Kate Diedrick

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Kate Diedrick is based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a researcher, oral historian, and campaign strategist with Solidarity Research Cooperative. She partners with unions, nonprofit organizations, and research centers to better understand the contexts in which political networks, bottom-up worker centers, and housing and community activists mobilize to tackle economic challenges and create alternative economies. Kate has done campaign research for labor unions, and worked on strategic research for community organizers in Boston, Providence, and Atlanta. Kate also has professional experience as a labor organizer; She holds a BA in English and American Studies from Grinnell College and an MA in the Public Humanities from Brown University.

Biko Koenig

Biko Koenig

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Biko is a PhD Candidate in Politics at the New School for Social Research, where he also teaches in the Food Studies and Environmental Studies programs. His writing focuses on social movements, inequality, and labor. His methodological background is grounded in qualitative, fieldwork based, and interpretive approaches to research.

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