While millions suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic disaster, America’s billionaires are retreating to their luxurious enclaves and super yachts as their wealth soars.
These are the ways the fossil fuel industry might get bailed out – and what it means for climate organizers.
From Walmart to Whole Foods, corporate billionaires have denied paid sick leave to millions of workers for years. Maybe the coronavirus pandemic will change this.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is bringing its demand that Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program to the fastfood chain’s biggest shareholders.
Joseph Hooley, board director of Liberty Mutual & former CEO of State Street, has joined the ExxonMobil board. This comes as climate organizers intensify their focus on the finance-fossil fuel nexus.
Nelson Peltz, the hedge fund billionaire who owns Wendy’s, recently hosted Trump’s most expensive reelection fundraiser to date at his $136.4 million estate. Meanwhile, Wendy continues to turn its back on farmworker demands to join the Fair Food Program.
Law students are calling on Paul Weiss to #DropExxon as a legal client. From the Sacklers to Big Tobacco, the law firm has also defended a host of other toxic corporate actors.
The University of Michigan and Michigan State have tens of millions invested in the private equity fund that finances the business operations of Tim Dunn, the billionaire oilman who is bankrolling the Texas extreme right.
ExxonMobil’s lawyers, who scored a victory for the fossil fuel company today on a climate lawsuit, are big donors to Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg & other corporate Democrats.
A well-funded network, with the billionaire Walton family at its center, is driving the school privatization agenda that striking teachers in Little Rock, Arkansas are up against.
As residents of southwest Pennsylvania face a wave of cancer cases that many believe could be related to environmental impacts produced by the region’s extensive fracking operations, numerous local elected officials have close ties to – and are personally invested in – the fracking industry, raising concerns over whether these conflicts could hamper their ability to adequately protect residents in their districts.
Striking teachers are demanding better conditions for their whole community instead of billionaire handouts.