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Groundwork’s Dr. Rakeen Mabud Reacts to Retailers Cutting Prices: “It’s about time”

“Corporations could have been cutting prices and passing their cost savings onto consumers months ago. Instead, they chose to keep their winnings at the expense of families whose budgets have been squeezed by their profiteering. It’s about time corporations lower prices, and there is more room for them to fall.”

May 29, 2024 Groundwork Collaborative
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Grocers are finally lowering prices as consumers pull back

“It’s really clear when you start looking at industry and corporate firm-level data … that companies are really expanding their margins during a period when their own costs are rising,” Owens said. “What you see is that’s effectively made possible by companies who are passing along their rising costs in full but then going for more.”

May 23, 2024 The Washington Post
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Today @ 2:30 PM: Groundwork’s Lindsay Owens Testifying at Senate Banking Subcommittee Hearing on Food Prices and Profiteering

Today at 2:30 pm, Groundwork Collaborative’s Executive Director Lindsay Owens will testify before the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy at a hearing titled, “Protecting Consumers’ Pocketbooks: Lowering Food Prices and Combatting Corporate Price Gouging and Consolidation.”

May 22, 2024 Groundwork Collaborative
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100+ Unions and Public Interest Groups Call for Major Tax Overhaul

The groups behind the letter include the AFL-CIO, the National Education Association, Service Employees International Union and United Auto Workers as well as left-leaning think tanks such as the Center for American Progress, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Economic Policy Institute and the Groundwork Collaborative.

May 21, 2024 The Fiscal Times
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Next Congress Must Overhaul Tax Code to Make Corporations Pay: Coalition

Nearly seven years after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), said the coalition led by Groundwork Collaborative, the law has been proven to be "a failure on its own terms," with the average worker seeing none of the financial benefits promised by Republican Party and former President Donald Trump, who is running for the White House again.

May 21, 2024 Common Dreams
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Progressives lay a 2025 marker

More than 100 groups, including labor unions and a range of progressive advocacy organizations, are making it clear that they want to send the tax code in a whole other direction during next year’s discussions. Those organizations are writing to congressional leaders and top tax writers today, arguing that the GOP’s 2017 tax law merely further entrenched what was already a problematic U.S. tax system.

May 21, 2024 Politico
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Labor unions call for repeal of Trump tax cuts

Top U.S. labor unions are saying they’ve had enough of the Trump tax cuts and want them repealed. Unions including the United Auto Workers, the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union, the Screen Actors Guild and the National Education Association joined dozens of progressive groups in sending a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday that blasted the Trump cuts as unfairly designed and fiscally irresponsible.

May 21, 2024 The Hill
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Use Expiring Trump Tax Cuts To Overhaul The Entire Tax System, Groups Say

“Congress should pursue reforms — including corporate tax reforms — that stem the decades-long tide of tax cuts for the rich and corporations that have undermined fairness, eroded revenues needed for pro-growth investments, and stifled economic opportunity,” they said. Signers to the letter included the AFL-CIO, the Center for American Progress, the NAACP and Groundwork Collaborative.

May 21, 2024 Huffpost
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Groundwork Joins Over 100 National Groups to Urge Congress to Overhaul the Tax Code, Raise Corporate Rate in 2025

“Congress has a clear runway in 2025 to remake the tax code so it works for the people who drive our economy. The historic group of organizations who penned today’s letter are prepared to hold legislators accountable for ending the massive tax giveaways to the wealthy and corporations and making our tax code more fair. We can start by raising the corporate rate.”

May 21, 2024 Groundwork Collaborative
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ICYMI: New Op-Ed Makes Case for Raising Corporate Taxes to Tame Profiteering & Inflation

“Congress raising the corporate tax rate in 2025 is an opportunity to recoup some of the truly obscene profits corporate America raked in during this period of economic upheaval for American families. It’s time Americans got their money back.”

May 17, 2024 Groundwork Collaborative
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