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What Happens When Unions Bargain for Social Justice?

In a new study, Yale SOM’s James Baron and Daniel Julius examine the wave of unionization in museums, where workers often bring social-justice concerns to the bargaining table.

Museum staff picket in front of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts
  • Three Questions: Prof. X. Frank Zhang on the Drop in Charitable Giving

    Adjusted for inflation, charitable giving in the United States fell by 1.7% in 2018, We asked Prof. X. Frank Zhang what explains the decline and how policymakers can encourage more giving.

    Albert Finney in the title role of the 1970 film "Scrooge." Photo: LMPC via Getty Images.
  • Is Making an Impact the Path to Profit?

    According to Prof. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie of Lagos Business School, entrepreneurs focused on solving problems and ongoing innovation grow their businesses faster, make more money—and have a bigger impact than any government or nonprofit.

    plants being watered and producing a coin
  • James Robertson ’99 on the Fallout from Doing the Right Thing

    James Robertson ’99, former CEO of the India HIV/AIDS Alliance, on facing the consequences of a tough ethical call—and the unexpected upside that can result.

    James Robertson and his team at the India HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • Can the Microcredit Model Be Improved?

    Studies suggest that the long-term impact of microfinance is limited. Yale SOM’s Mushfiq Mobarak and the University of Chicago’s Vikas Dimble write that the much-touted policy tool can help more people by modifying and extending its model.

    A microfinance meeting in Northern Togo. Photo: Godong/UIG via Getty Images.
  • Can Mobile Money Boost Financial Inclusion in Southern Africa?

    Linda Du ’19, an MBA student at Yale SOM, traveled to Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to talk with providers, customers, and others about the technology’s potential.

    A mobile vendor in southern Africa
  • How Can Philanthropy Do More Good?

    Aaron Dorfman of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy argues that foundations need to re-think their strategies and tactics.

  • Perspective: The Philanthropist

    How can philanthropy contribute to regional economic development in Appalachian Ohio? Cara Brook explains the sector’s critical role in retaining wealth and enabling local initiatives.

    Cara Dingus Brook
  • Can Technology Transform the Nonprofit Sector?

    Nonprofits compete too. Could technology offer a means to improve performance, innovate, and deliver on mission?

  • Neal Keny-Guyer ’82 on Serving Humanitarian Needs in Conflict Zones 

    Neal Keny-Guyer ’82, the CEO of Mercy Corps, on negotiating with extremist groups to provide humanitarian relief in conflict zones.

    Children in Afghanistan. Photo: C. Nelson/Mercy Corps.
  • Can Legal Cannabis Drive Racial and Economic Justice?

    Ebele Ifedigbo ’16, co-founder of The Hood Incubator, discusses how the legal cannabis industry can be a tool for repairing damage done to communities of color by the war on drugs.