good jobs first
September 1, 2015 -
Fossil-fuel apologists have accused the Obama administration of waging a war on coal, but the real war is the one coal companies have for years carried out against the health and safety of their workforce.
February 3, 2014 -
Two new reports from Good Jobs First take a critical look at public assistance for large corporations. One compares revenue loss from corporate subsidies and tax breaks to public employee pensions, while the other looks at how fully states disclose public assistance to corporations.
November 6, 2013 -
A look at what's happening in labor around the South, from a conference on the tragic consequences of U.S. drug policy, to corporate welfare in Mississippi, to a union's struggle with a cereal giant in Tennessee.
October 24, 2013 -
North Carolina is following the lead of other states and shifting economic development efforts from the state Department of Commerce to a public-private partnership. But that approach has too often resulted in corruption and scandal, according to a new report from Good Jobs First.
June 10, 2013 -
Taxpayers help support companies that are hostile to worker organizing through economic development subsidies and also through social safety net programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.
May 30, 2013 -
Each year, cities and counties give more than $25 billion in tax breaks and other subsidies to lure businesses. What happens to the money? In most areas, it's hard to find out.
January 25, 2013 -
North Carolina and Louisiana are among the states considering a plan to eliminate corporate and personal income taxes. But analyses of the plan and other work by its author find serious flaws -- and one of the plan's own financiers is distancing himself from it publicly.