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Kimberly Freeman Brown
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Kimberly Freeman Brown is Chief of the Washington Office of Green For All, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. GFA collaborates with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to increase quality jobs and opportunities in green the green economy. Prior to joining Green for All's staff in 2012, Kimberly was the Executive Director of American Rights at Work, a national labor advocacy organization. She led the group in bringing the voices of prominent civil rights, environmental, and political leaders into the public call to fix the nation’s broken labor law system. Under her leadership, American Rights at Work exposed unionbusting in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal; and, mobilized over 170,000 activists to sign petitions, shut down switchboards on Capitol Hill, and incite crisis responses from malfeasant employers. She has also appeared on Fox Business, CNBC, and been a guest on numerous radio programs.

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The Hunger Games: Attacks on Food Aid Threaten Kids, Seniors, and Basic American Values

(15) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 10:45 AM

Food is not a luxury. It's a fundamental resource -- one that too many people in our wealthy country struggle to find each day. A staggering 16 million kids in the U.S. live in homes where the simple act of eating isn't a sure thing. They don't know...

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Thinking Outside Our Economic Box: How Transit Investments Can Get U.S. Manufacturing Moving Again

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 11:56 AM

As our nation pauses to observe Labor Day this week, you have to wonder what the future holds for American workers. Rising income inequality, a dwindling middle class, the growth of low-wage jobs without benefits, and unemployment rates that remain uncomfortably high should make us wonder whether we've allowed the...

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Stripping Food Assistance From Farm Bill Undercuts Basic American Values

(17) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 6:09 PM

America may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the number of people who go hungry each day. A staggering 16 million kids in this country live in homes where food isn't a sure thing. They don't know...

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Food Policy Could Expand Access to Healthy Produce, Support Local Farmers

(1) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 3:58 PM

My in-laws were raised in the South where they had access to fresh produce that they grew alongside their parents. They knew what good, wholesome food was and they established healthy eating habits for their kids -- my husband and his brother -- even in Brooklyn, N.Y., where they resided...

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The Best and Worst Moments for Workers in 2011

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 4:12 PM

What a year it's been for workers! From Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., on the football field and the factory floor, we've seen unprecedented attacks on working families from big corporations and their friends in elected office. But what the folks behind these attacks didn't anticipate was that their actions would...

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This Holiday Season, Pledge Not to Shop at Amazon.com

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 12:50 AM

In September, an investigative report revealed that Amazon.com's Breinigsville, PA, warehouse has been operating like a sweatshop - with employees working on their hands and knees at a frantic pace, enduring the pain because they're afraid of losing their jobs. Amazon had even forced employees to work in temperatures...

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Enough With the Corporate Pity Party, It's Time to Create Jobs

(86) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 12:25 PM

The country is in crisis. Unemployment is still hovering at 9 percent, income inequality has soared to record levels, and 46 million -- one in six -- Americans are living in poverty. Meanwhile, corporate taxes are at their lowest level in 50 years. Some corporations like General Electric...

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You Say Tomato, I Say Awesome

(199) Comments | Posted October 8, 2010 | 9:54 AM

Companies everywhere, take note: turns out it's not impossible after all. Businesses can thrive and do right by their workers.

Who knew?

For one, Eurofresh, the country's leading producer and marketer of pesticide-free greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers. For the past decade, the company's tomatoes have been named "America's Best...

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Rank-and-File Workers, Professional Athletes, Actors, and Recording Artists Tweet Their #Unionmember Pride

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 3:59 PM

Over this past Labor Day weekend, American Rights at Work teamed up with Actors' Equity, AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Major League Baseball Players Association in support of what we called a "Labor Day Tweet-a-thon."

We asked...

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On Labor Day, How We Can Give Both Workers and Our Environment a Chance

(5) Comments | Posted September 5, 2010 | 7:33 PM

This Labor Day, America is facing a dizzying array of problems, none more acute than the twin crises of how poorly we treat our workers and how appallingly we treat our planet. In case anyone believes these issues are distinct and need to be addressed separately, let's remember some of...

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This Labor Day, Green Companies and Union Workers Building a Sustainable Economy Together

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2010 | 3:24 PM

It's no secret that employers and workers alike are facing the worst economy since the Great Depression. But innovative businesses across the country are proving how the clean energy economy can give all workers a shot at the American Dream.

In advance of Labor Day, American Rights at Work...

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A diamond in the rough: The NLRA's 75th anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 4:08 PM

Last week, as we celebrated the 234th anniversary of our nation's birth, we marked another significant date in our country's history -- the 75th birthday of the National Labor Relations Act.

It is a quiet commemoration -- no cake, no fireworks. Having gone nearly eight decades without a meaningful...

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Beyond Pathetic: BP Oil Executives Calculate the Value of Workers' Lives as "Three Little Pigs"

(2) Comments | Posted May 26, 2010 | 2:56 PM

As if more evidence was needed that unregulated corporate behavior hurts working families and destroys our environment, now comes news that BP compared its workers to the 'Three Little Pigs' in calculating the dollar value of their lives:

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Rand Paul: Simply Bizarre On Mine Deaths

(4) Comments | Posted May 21, 2010 | 6:01 PM

On Good Morning America today, Rand Paul, Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Kentucky, described the deaths of two coal miners crushed in a roof collapse on April 29 at the non-union Dotiki Mine in Eastern Kentucky - Justin Travis, 27, and Michael Carter, 28.

Paul said...

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"Undercover Boss" As "Undercover Advertising"

(13) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 8:29 AM

In today's economic climate, America's workers need more than an "Undercover Boss."

Though the CBS hit 'reality' show has wrapped...

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