The President's 'Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order' cracks down on federal contractors who break hiring, health and safety, and wage laws. This will make a difference to a lot of people.
This is actually a big deal because it means that McDonalds' low-wage employees can start going after the larger company for things like wage theft and ultimately could organize themselves into a union.
A Senate bill to stop subsidies to companies to help them move jobs and production out of the country was filibustered Wednesday by Senate Republicans. Will we know who paid to kill this bill?
Employees working at the Ronald Reagan Building, the Pentagon, the Air and Space Museum, and the National Zoo are representative of almost 2 million low-wage private sector workers under federal contract.
Should an iPhone made in China and sold in England be counted as a U.S.-made manufacturing export? If a proposal to change the way our trade deficit is measured sneaks through, this is exactly what will happen.
Their headquarters, executives, operations, employees, customers and everything else stay here. They still use our courts and roads, etc. The only thing that changes is the taxes they pay.
Far-right groups said that the American government securing necessary materials for American companies to manufacture is "interference with the free market." Seriously, are they funded by China?
You absolutely have to watch this speech by Rev. William Barber at Netroots Nation, in which he talks about the moral roots of our progressive fight for equality and justice.
Here are five companies – only a handful of the total – that have or are trying to renounce their U.S. citizenship to avoid paying taxes to help cover the benefits they receive.
When these companies and the billionaires behind them don't pay their taxes, guess who has to make up the difference — or suffer the cutbacks in the things government does to make our lives better?
At Netroots Nation, Rep. Dan Kildee showed he "gets it" about manufacturing. "Facts should invade a conversation [about] this 20-year experiment with unbalanced trade agreements. We need to hold Democrats' feet to the fire."
Fighting back against a rigged system was the theme of Elizabeth Warren's rousing speech to Netroots Nation. Inside the hall, "Ready for Warren" hats and signs were everywhere.
Responding to chanters interrupting his speech, Vice President Joe Biden asks, "can you imagine the pain and anxiety" of children living under the fear of their parents' deportation?
China's currency needs to rise all the way to the appropriate market level. The result will be U.S.-made goods becoming more competitive in world markets, so jobs and factories return.
The idea is to tax corporations based on where sales are made, not where profits are reported. If a company has 50 percent of its sales in the U.S., the U.S. would tax 50 percent of its worldwide profits.
The National Women's Law Center is asking you to: Tell Congress to support the Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act and protect birth control access for all women, no matter where they work.
Walgreens receives a quarter of its revenue from health care programs funded by U.S. taxpayers, but is considering renouncing its U.S. "citizenship" to avoid paying taxes for the U.S. services it uses and customers it gets.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is being negotiated right now. Members of Congress held a press conference to explain what it must include before it can be approved.
Ask your local candidates for Congress if they understand what a trade deficit is, how large it is, how it affects jobs and the economy and what they intend to do about it.
Discussions between the US and China take place this week, while US companies run ads opposing democracy in Hong Kong.
Corporate Republicans want to continue the operation of the Export-Import Bank because it helps companies sell their products outside of the U.S. The “Tea Party” Republicans want to shut it down. What is going on?
The workers can still join unions. They can still collectively bargain. The union is still their sole bargaining agent. They just don't have to pay for the union's services because that violates their "free speech."
Democrats running for office should pay attention to this survey. Americans are hungry for "populist" solutions that help regular working Americans and are tired of a political system that rigs the game for the already-rich.
At parades, picnics and farmers markets during the 4th of July recess, people will make the case against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the "fast track" process, and ask members of Congress where they stand.
It is “crony capitalism” only if it is benefiting cronies. It is corporate welfare only if it helps corporations at the expense of the rest of us. The Export-Import Bank helps businesses and workers.
Democrats, Republicans and Tea Party members all get it that jobs are being shipped out of the country. If Democrats want a simple jobs plan, this is it: Fix the trade deficit.
Inside of every country and every system there are competing interests. Investors want their own currency to be strong at any given time and manufacturers want their own currency to be weak at any given time.
Another leak shows that the giant corporations consider themselves powerful enough to just ignore governments, and are negotiating among themselves the rules for world corporate domination in the 21st century.
Tuesday President Obama talked about manufacturing at a TechShop in Pittsburgh. At the same time his administration announced a number of new manufacturing initiatives. How's he doing?
The biggest fixable factor affecting jobs and the economy wasn't mentioned at all in Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's speech on the economy last week: the trade deficit.
The U.S. Treasury secretary gave a major speech on the economy. The discussion that followed reveals much about the disconnect between financial/political elites and the rest of us.
Massive income inequality is not new. Yet there are still conservative myths floating around about why it is and what we can do. Here are a few of the real reasons ordinary Americans languish economically.
This week Democrats added 23 new bills to the comprehensive Make It In America plan. These new bills are not like the usual Republican "giving tax cuts to rich people fixes everything" nonsense. These bills contain real substance.
Did our nation’s news media fulfill its duty to keep you informed about what is going on with your government? Here is what much of the media reported about Wednesday's student loan relief vote in the Senate.
Senators Sherrod Brown and Jeff Sessions have issued an appeal to President Obama to crack down on currency manipulation, which has cost 5.8 million U.S. jobs and increased the federal budget deficit.
Corporations currently owe up to $700 billion in unpaid, “deferred” taxes. Congress can make them pay, or let them off the hook. Guess which choice Congress is about to make.
Republicans flat-out bribe a Virginia state senator to resign, so they can block Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. This shows just how far "rich people government people" Republicans will go.
Instead of creating jobs, a 2011 trade deal with South Korea has cost jobs and increased our trade deficit. Now there are signs that job loss could get much, much worse.
Low wage jobs drive a race to the bottom as people pull back, forcing more layoffs and wage cuts. But America has been replacing good-paying jobs with low-wage jobs for decades. It's time to raise America's pay.
A new study finds that privatization of government services "contributes to the decline of the middle class and the rise in poverty-level jobs, thereby exacerbating growing economic inequality."