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Barry C. Lynn on Monopolies and Inequality

August 28, 2014Back in June, Barry C. Lynn, senior fellow at Nathan Cummings Foundation grantee the New America Foundation, was able to sit down with Thomas Frank from Salon.com for a facinating discussion on today's monoplies and how they impact the discussion on inequality.Read the Article Here

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Tipped Into Poverty

August 12, 2014"This is a huge deal, and something that would not have been possible without the growing support for one fair minimum wage that includes all workers! However, one of the most powerful arguments against a tipped minimum wage was absent from the piece: the restaurant industry is the single largest source of sexual harassment charges filed by women. We’ve heard from hundreds of women that they have...

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Jjezebel.com Kitchenette Profiles Grantee Roc United

July 7, 2014"Behind Closed Ovens isn't the only venue where you can do so: Restaurant Opportunities Centers #LivingOffTips campaign is a great resource, and they're always looking for submissions. You can submit stories anonymously or with your name attached, just like here — the difference being, I'm just some jackass with a blog and a love of swearwords, and they're people who actually work to make life...

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NCF grantee AXS Map featured in Time Magazine

November 4, 2013Filmmaker Jason DaSilva's multiple sclerosis diagnosis led him to new insight about the social justice issues of those with physical challenges.  His personal journey is chronicled in the newly-released documentary, "When I Walk;" however, Jason realized there was an important opportunity to extend the impact of the film beyond the screen.  With NCF support, Jason worked with his wife,...

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IBT runs NCF piece on problematic structure at 21st Century...

October 21, 2013Dear Rupert Murdoch: Please Eliminate Your Company's Dual-Class Share Structure October 18, 2013In this piece from the International Business Times, NCF makes the case that long-term shareholder value is still at risk at Rupert Murdoch's companies due to fundamental corporate governance problems.  Read the article here.

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"Institutional investors call for slew of changes at...

October 16, 2013Pensions & Investments, reported on the Nathan Cummings Foundation's work to improve shareholder rights at 21st Century Fox, whose shareholder meeting was this week:Read article.

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NCF's Proxy Access Proposal Receives Majority Support...

September 18, 2013Darden Restaurants, Inc., one of America’s largest restaurant conglomerates and the owner of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and many other well-known brands, faced an unprecedented shareholder revolt led in part by a proxy access proposal from the Nathan Cummings Foundation.Press Release, September 18, 2013 Darden Proxy Access ProposalDarden shareholders approve change to electing board of directors,...

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"A Historic Moment for Two Million Home Care Workers...

September 18, 2013NCF grantee National Domestic Workers Alliance, working with many other NCF grantees such as Jobs With Justice, the National Employment Law Project and others, led the historic effort to improve standards for those seeking home care services. Thanks to their work, two million home care workers will receive basic wage standards, and all of us will benefit from higher quality care and fair...

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