As corporations have become more powerful (without unions to keep them in check), workers have become more vulnerable to being trapped in unpredictable work schedules – none so more than women.
Several members of Congress and a few dozen staff members participated in a poverty simulation on Capitol Hill designed to give a taste of the stress, confusion, and backbreaking toughness of being poor in America.
That Hobby Lobby could bring its case to court should prove that a key feature of the Affordable Care Act is fatally flawed: It relies too heavily on private entities to deliver a public good - health care.
At a panel on "The Next America," Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) perfectly demonstrated the primary barrier to bettering the economic situation of most racial and ethnic minorities in America.
The restaurant industry is the single biggest source of sexual harassment claims. Placing women in the position of having to please customers and employers for tips is a big part of the problem.
President Obama signed an executive order today capping student loan repayments at 10 percent of the borrower’s monthly income as thousands petition the Senate to act on a bill that would allow lower rates on student loans.
Student borrowers face intense hardships caused by the deceptive practices of loan providers and servicers like JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citibank. A Senate subcommittee hearing exposes the problem.