A Call for Contract Justice

While there is a lot of posturing about racial and social justice, real progress often requires concrete changes in the machinery of government in small but important ways that inure to the benefit of our most vulnerable citizens and those that serve them. It can be easy to lose sight of the human consequences of these seemingly technical details though nonprofit leaders working in human services feel them every day. Contract justice - sufficient payments made on time - is part of economic and racial justice and is a necessary precondition to New York City's desire for "labor peace" as we argue in this article.