If you haven't been able to get a raise in your low-wage job, or if you've had a hard time getting a job at all, those stock buybacks could be a major reason why.
Thirty-two Democrats opted to put principle before the political expediency of compromise for compromise's sake. "Congress shouldn’t be patting ourselves on the back just because we didn’t shoot ourselves in the foot."
We have been calling on our supporters to flood their members of Congress today with this simple statement: "A budget deal that abandons the unemployed is no deal at all."
A new report shows that most of the "job creators" in today's economy are paying some of the highest corporate taxes, while the companies that are paying little or nothing in corporate taxes are the ones that are slashing their payrolls.
The phrase "full employment" is treated as something that would be uttered only by wild-eyed radicals. It's time to mainstream the term. That's why a new book by economists Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein is so important.
Corporate participants at a major transportation summit today must address the elephant in the room: the tea-party extremists that many of them bankrolled who block the infrastructure investments they are clamoring for.
USA Today offers the latest entry in the race to punish public-sector workers for successfully retaining the benefits that used to be broadly available to private-sector workers.
We helped deliver a petition to House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan signed by more than 700,000 people calling for "no grand bargain in exchange for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts."
The buzz today over a surprisingly positive jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics should not obscure the big picture. Job-seekers are still suffering because of reckless spending cuts and Republican legislative obstruction.
Let's send a loud, clear message to Congress that we expect those who are doing well in today's economy to pay their fair share and end their gaming of the tax system.
Terry McAuliffe's win in Virginia, even though it was a decisive defeat of a tea party hero, doesn't offer a template for rebuilding the electoral framework for progressive reform. That's the real challenge of 2014 and beyond.
This lifelong organizer and supporter of progressive causes will get a "thank you" for work spanning five decades at the Campaign for America's Future 2013 Awards Gala.
While the nation has been fixated on the problems with HealthCare.gov and as conservatives spin them, a similar computer meltdown has been taking place largely off the radar of most households.
The right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council has jumped into the conservative effort to dismantle public pension systems in a big way. So has TIAA-CREF, which markets the kind of plans that ALEC wants states to move to.
Taxpayers are already starting to pay dearly for the gamesmanship of the Tea Party Republicans, and the unwillingness of House Speaker John Boehner to stand up to them.
The nomination not only breaks a glass ceiling, but places at the helm of the Fed a person who is "committed to both sides of the Fed's dual mandate" to drive unemployment downward as well as keep inflation low.
At least 23 House Republicans and 200 Democrats would vote for a "clean" continuing resolution that would allow federal agencies to reopen without preconditions. But House Speaker John Boehner is refusing to allow that vote.
A Democracy Corps report challenges progressives to present a narrative and a set of values that speak broadly to the economic anxieties that most Americans share.
In the wake of our report on the effort to undermine public pensions, David Sirota writes in Salon about an organization created by John Arnold poised to lead an attack in California that could damage workers nationwide.
The idea is to penalize countries and companies that try to win a competitive advantage in the marketplace by paying subpar wages, allowing unsafe working conditions or escaping compliance with environmental regulations.
The past few days, as the Congress careened toward today's government shutdown, the media has been inundated with pox-on-both-their-houses framing of the issue. We have to stand up to the media on this.
Enron billionaire John Arnold has teamed up with an arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts in a nationwide march to dismantle public pension benefits – while protecting tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy.
A largely anonymous group of officials late last week wanted their work on the Trans-Pacific Partnership – often described as "NAFTA on steroids" – out of the spotlight. But a small group of activists put a spotlight on the negotiations.
The veto is the latest in a nationwide battle to end the practices of companies such as Walmart that build their businesses on the backs of workers receiving poverty wages and on the backs of taxpayers who subsidize their businesses.
As Congress prepares to turn to a high-stakes budget battle, author David Cay Johnston and Progressive Caucus co-chairman Rep. Keith Ellison advise progressives on what it will take to win.
A report says "most workers are likely to lose" as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, and that what the economy will gain as a whole "amounts to a rounding error."
Capitol Hill should adopt the prevailing perspective of Capitol View: Now isn’t the time to cut the supports the economy needs to grow again and working-class people need to get back on their feet.
In a last-ditch effort to thwart the Affordable Care Act, conservatives are now obstructing the people who offer factual information about the health insurance coverage the law entitles them to have. This video interview explains how.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that a full employment economy is a prerequisite for economic justice. A renewed movement demanding full employment is now more crucial than ever.
"Stand With Detroit" is about standing up to the conservative bullies in Congress and the states who have launched a sustained attack against cities and the programs that support their economic vitality.
Sheila Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and one of the few insider voices of sanity in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, made the […]
The floor is falling out from under workers. The federal minimum wage is not enough for a full-time worker to lift a family of three out of poverty. That is […]
House conservatives revealed a lot about themselves and their priorities when they passed a farm bill that did not include nutrition programs like SNAP – the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, […]
A memo released a few days by Democracy Corps, based on interviews with working-class voters in Florida and Ohio, has not gotten the attention it deserves. It underscores how deeply […]
Progressives won a victory in Washington this week when the D.C. City Council stood up to Walmart and passed a bill that would require the retailer, and other nonunion big-box […]
How did we get so far from the albeit naïve but nonetheless noble vision of the America that President Obama offered on his election night in 2008, that we are […]