Los Angeles is an example of what a living wage could do for the entire nation. At the Economic Policy Institute, advocates for raising the minimum wage met to discuss why national action is necessary.
Sen. Bernie Sanders introduces bills that would allow every public college and university in the United States to offer free tuition, paid for with a small tax on financial transactions.
The Iowa Working Families Summit had a huge turnout – 600 people from all over the state – and was a sharp contrast to the Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner on the same day.
The security of workers in the U.S. Postal Service is being threatened, and that is why the American Postal Workers Union asked for support for protests in 85 cities across 42 states.
An Economic Policy Institute forum shows that the gender wage gap exists not because there aren't enough women “leaning in,” but because of a system that does things like deny benefits to part-time workers.
The congressional Middle Class Prosperity Project went to Baltimore this week to examine the impact financial deregulation had on Baltimore's low-income neighborhoods.
Workers at a McDonald's that has a federal contract to sell fast food at the Smithsonian send a message to the president: Sign an executive order that would require federal contractors to pay a living wage.
With only 10 days left on the House legislative calendar before the holiday recess, action is desperately needed to prevent vital aid to millions of unemployed Americans from being cut off on December 31.
On Wednesday, a panel discussion and press conference were held to examine Social Security’s role in in the retirement income crisis. An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that Social Security benefits should not be cut.
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act passed the House almost unanimously. It is the kind of infrastructure bill that Congress should be doing more of.
A living wage would eliminate the necessity for Wal-Mart employees to receive public assistance through programs such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Wednesday, “We all agree that Obamacare is an abomination,” the “we” he was referring to certainly was not the majority of Americans.
The federal shutdown is putting millions of mothers and young children in danger of being cut off from the WIC food aid program because congressional Republicans are blind to their basic needs.
A new report shows how 13 states are trying to make it harder for the most vulnerable Americans to receive the health care they desperately need through the insurance exchanges created by Obamacare.
Close to 100 cleaning and concessions contract workers from various federal facilities walked off their jobs and marched to the White House to protest what they called taxpayer-funded "poverty jobs."
Conservatives have exchanged the "war on poverty" for a "war on the poor," using false assumptions about the failure of government programs. Three authors explain why they are wrong.
A study reveals that most of the states that have made the deepest cuts in public education are those with Republican-dominated legislatures, many of which at the same time awarded tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations.