NELP Report: Falling Wages In Factory Jobs

A National Employment Law Project study out today finds that factory jobs now pay much less than they did even a few years ago. In fact, more than 600,000 manufacturing workers make just $9.60 per hour or less.

The Republican Paid-For Agenda

The Republican Party has become entirely a play-for-pay operation. If you want to get something done in Congress in the next two years, you'd better be ready to pay up.

Does Democracy Let ‘The Poor’ Dominate?

Hong Kong’s leader's comment that democracy would lead to "the poor" deciding politics and policies echoes comments of leaders of giant multinationals, various billionaires, the investor class and our own Republican Party.

Budget Cuts Don’t Save Money

Yes, taking money out of the economy actually takes money out of the economy. Yes, cutting the budget for fixing roads and bridges actually means they start to fall apart. Yes, cutting the health budget has an impact on our health.

Democrats – There’s Still Time

Democrats who campaign with a populist message will do better than Democrats who support the “centrist” — big corporate, Wall Street — positions, according to a newly released campaign memo.

Republican Campaign Is All Fear All The Time

Be afraid. That is the Republican message. Republicans are offering tax cuts to billionaires and corporations -- to the rest of us they offer cuts in the things government does to make our lives better. But they can't say that.

Amazon Responds To Wage Theft Post

Amazon responds to our post on a Supreme Court case involving workers having to undergo screening for stolen goods off the clock. If employees don't actually wait very long to be screened, why not just pay them for their time?
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