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Make The Road New York Recognized by Queens Congressman

October 2, 2014"'It is truly an honor to be recognized by Congressman Crowley for the work that Make the Road New York has been doing on behalf our city’s Latino communities,' said Valdes. 'As we pause to celebrate the many ways in which our country has been enriched by their contributions, I am proud of Make the Road New York’s commitment to promoting real opportunities for all New Yorkers. In Congressman...

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Shareholders Are Not Happy With Oracle's New Co-CEO...

October 1, 2014"Five bigwig institutional shareholders want to force Oracle to make radical changes to the way it pays it top three executives: executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison and co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.They are concerned that Oracle's board of directors isn't independent enough from management and 'insufficient board accountability and poorly designed compensation programs create significant...

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Oracle Ties Pay to Performance After Investor Lobbying

September 24, 2014The Nathan Cummings Foundation's shareholder activity at Oracle Corp. has made the news after Oracle's decision to tie executive pay packages to the company's performance. Also mentioned in the news article is an NCF led shareholder resolution seeking independent board appointments at the comany's annual meetings. Read More

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The Worst Paying Fastest-growing Job in America

September 15, 2014At the signing ceremony, Brown said that the legislation—expected to bring paid sick leave to most of the 6.5 million Californians currently without it—“helps people—whether it’s a person working at a car wash or McDonald’s or 7-Eleven.”Well there’s one group of people it doesn’t help: home health care workers...Read More

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Why Jews Should Care About What Happened in Ferguson

August 29, 2014Stosh Cotler, the CEO of NCF Grantee Bend the Arc, has written a powerful commentary in the Washington Post about why the Jewish community should care about what's happening in Ferguson, especially as we head into the month of the Jewish high holidays.Read the Article Here

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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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