United for a Fair Economy (UFE) is a left-of-center advocacy group based in Boston, Massachusetts which attempts to reduce economic inequality by lobbying for tax increases and increasing labor union privileges. UFE was cofounded by Chuck Collins, Felice Yeskel, and Mike Miller in 1995.
Early in his life, Chuck Collins, grandson of the founder of Oscar Mayer and heir to the family fortune, gave the totality of his inheritance away to foundations and organizations focused on the environment, peace, racial equality, and gay rights. In the following years, Collins became a strong proponent of the death tax.
In 1994, Collins and Felice Yeskel – who would go on to be the director of the Stonewall Center for gay and lesbian students at the University of Massachusetts until her passing in 2011 – created The Growing Divide, a liberal workshop aimed at teaching people about inequality. The workshop targeted labor unions, students, political groups, religious congregations, community organizers, and classrooms and attempted to create a space where people could learn about the income and wealth shift in America, its causes, its effects on the country, and strategies to have income be distributed more equally through a series of curriculum guides, charts, and games.
After reaching several thousand people with The Growing Divide workshop, the pair would partner up with Mike Miller, a sociology professor at Boston College, to found Share the Wealth, the organization that would later be rebranded as United for a Fair Economy, an organization focused on putting the issue of economic inequality back on the public’s radar by creating a series of programs on the topic. Over the years as UFE and The Growing Divide expanded, more workshops began to be added including conferences on acknowledging white privilege and a school curriculum made for teachers with lesson plans and games to propagandize students. 
In 2001, Collins transitioned from Executive Director to Program Director, handing over the reins to Meizhu Lui who would only hold the position until 2007. After leaving UFE, the organization would go two years without filling the position, transitioning between several interim Executive Directors during that time.
Brian Miller was announced in 2009 as the much-delayed replacement for Lui. The former Executive Director of Tennesseans for Fair Taxation for 12 years would hold the position for less than five years before transitioning to Nonprofit VOTE to serve as Executive Director in 2013. 
After Miller’s departure, Mike Lapham, the Director of the Responsible Wealth Program at UFE, and Jeanette Huezo, Popular Educator and former union organizer for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), were named as interim co-Executive Directors.
In 2014, it was announced that Huezo would take over the reins of UFE permanently as the executive director. 
“State of the Dream”
State of the Dream, an annual report published by United for a Fair Economy, was first launched in 2004. Released yearly on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the reports attempt to draw attention to economic disparities between black and white Americans. The inaugural report argued that the necessary means to fix the income gap in America was a cut in military expenditures and an increase in taxes.
Editions over the years have included reports backing a government-controlled, single-payer healthcare system, a reversal of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United free-speech ruling, and the establishment of federally funded trust funds for each newborn in America. UFE has also called for taxing capital gains and investments at the same rates as wage income.
In the Spring of 2017, United for a Fair Economy joined more than 70 liberal groups on April 15th in protesting Donald Trump, demanding that he release his tax returns. The protests which were organized by a website called TaxMarch.org took place in 44 states across the country. 
Among the other groups present for the protest were Demos, a group which is chaired by the daughter of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Media Matters for America, an organization run by a David Brock. 
Jeannette Huezo, a former union organizer for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and current member of the Advisory Board for the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing (CSIO), serves as the Executive Director for United for a Fair Economy. 
Melonie Griffiths, a board treasurer for Boston Jobs Coalition (BJC) and serves on the advisory council for Black Economic Justice Institute, currently serves as the board chair for United for a Fair Economy.  Steven Schnapps, a former Senior Education Coordinator for United for a Fair Economy, is on the board as the Treasurer.
Other board members include Andrei Joseph, a current board member at the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) and Edwin Argueta, a board member for both the Chelsea Collaborative and La Comunidad Inc.  
United for a Fair Economy does not disclose the entirety of its list of donors; however, it has admitted to receiving funding from several nonprofits including the Tides Foundation, a San Francisco-based fund that funnels hundreds of millions of dollars into progressive groups every year. 
Other donors have included the Seattle Foundation; North Star Fund Inc.; Network for Good Inc.; Maine Initiative Inc.; Funding Exchange Inc.; East Bay Community Foundation; and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston Inc.