Saqib Bhatti is the senior researcher and campaigner for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and works closely with unions and community organizations across the country to develop strategic campaigns to hold banks accountable for their role in creating and profiteering off the economic crisis. He plays a critical role in analyzing complex financial issues and then demystifying and translating those issues in order to connect them to grassroots campaigns that are informed by his research. He has written numerous reports calling on banks to do their part to fix the economy, including Riding the Gravy Train: How Wall Street Is Bankrupting Our Public Transit Agencies by Profiteering off of Toxic Swap Deals (2012) and The Win/Win Solution: How Fixing the Housing Crisis Will Create One Million Jobs (2011). His work has been discussed in major publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Financial Times. Bhatti graduated from Yale University with a degree in political science.
The Commons is our blog, calendar, and online magazine.