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The Democracy Collaborative and The Democracy Collaborative Workers' Union agree to fair severance package for laid-off staff

TDC and union members have agreed to a package of protections that goes well beyond the baseline severance provisions for layoffs agreed to in TDC’s union contract.

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HAN Anchoring Resilience: Aligning Supply Chains and Impact Purchasing for Community Health summit

Today the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) convened the Anchoring Resilience: Aligning Supply Chains and Impact Purchasing for Community Health summit to catalyze the conversation around how the healthcare sector could collaborate to more intentionally onshore and localize production of PPE and other important supplies with emphasis on equity, sustainability, and supply chain resilience. HAN released a white paper “Reimagining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Chains” that calls for national leadership and healthcare sector collaboration to create PPE production capacity for American sourced and manufactured supplies.

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Reimagining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Chains

The Democracy Collaborative prepared a report, created for the Healthcare Anchor Network, which details the current status of the supply chain of PPE, the market shifts caused by COVID-19, and the potential solutions to ensure capacity within US health systems for the future.

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Election celebration near White House, November 7 by Amaury Laporte via Flickr

After Trump, before Biden: What’s next for the American left?

Democracy Collaborative vice president Joe Guinan, who is also a contributing editor at Renewal, talks to Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite about the outcome of the US election, the unfolding crises of COVID-19, the openings for a transformative political economy and the strategies he would like to see

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'Amazon economy' gives the left a mandate for bold economic reform

This week expect to see political pundits once again coalesce, based on a superficial reading of the electorate, around the narrative that the election results are a mandate for center-rightism, a cautionary tale against progressive aspirations for a dramatic reshaping of our market-based political

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Noam Chomsky: 'If you don't push the lever for the Democrats, you are assisting Trump'

One of [the Next System Project’s] proposals that makes great sense is to expand the postal service into general services for people, like banking. It is a perfect way to do banking — not commercial banking, JPMorgan Chase giving someone $2 billion — but the kind of banking we all do. It would be

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We can't let the WTO get in the way of a 'people's vaccine'

Dana Brown, co-director of Theory, Research, and Policy and director of The Next System Project at The Democracy Collaborative writes: Earlier this month, India and South Africa, two of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, formally petitioned the WTO to suspend [Trade-Related Aspects of

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If we want more companies like Patagonia, we need laws to enforce it

“Voluntary initiatives in the private sector—that’s been the nature of socially responsible business and investing for 30 years,” says Marjorie Kelly, executive vice president of the Democracy Collaborative, a nonprofit research institute focused on building a fairer economy. “We are now at a pivot

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5 Things Health Systems Are Doing to Address Social Determinants of Health

Prioritizing local and minority-owned suppliers can help create jobs in the community. Well‑paying jobs bring health insurance which encourages more preventative care. The Democracy Collaborative has developed a toolkit for exploring other case studies on employment initiatives and how different

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