Amidst the lack of action on raising the minimum wage at the federal level, Seattle has taken lead. Just this June, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to increase the city’s minimum wage to reach $15 an hour by 2017.
The Heritage Foundation points its finger in the wrong direction: the responsibility for providing minimum wage fast-food workers with a livable wage falls on the corporations.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi goes to a Hyattsville bakery to highlight the progressive policies that can enable women – and men – to achieve financial security.
The National Women’s Law Center hosted a congressional briefing on the release of a new report about the reality for working women in America today, and what they need for fairness and equality in today's economy.
Even though we’re five years into recovery from the 2007-2008 recession, many Latino registered voters still feel the effects of the recession and remain worried about their futures.
The pay discrimination against women not only hurts their current well-being and future security, but also means tens of billions less in revenues to fund Social Security, a new report shows.
The Highway Trust Fund is about to run out of money in August unless Congress takes action to appropriate more money. President Obama went to an aging bridge to call on Americans to make themselves heard.
The Young Invincibles' report, "Closing the Race Gap: Alleviating Young African American Unemployment through Education," offers solutions to racial disparities in higher education and the job market.
The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute began a two-day summit June 19 entitled "Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis." One panel focused on minimum wage policies and work-sharing.
As a Summit on Working Families was underway at the White House to talk about how to address the struggles of workers, 200 women who work for federal contractors staged a protest.
While 300,000 petition signatures were not enough to prevent a Senate filibuster of the student loan refinancing bill, they are inspiring supporters to continue the fight.
A former student was among the people calling for Senate passage of a bill that would enable those like her to get lower rates on their loans. Call 202-517-2321 to let your senator know that you agree.
Three witnesses testify in a Senate Budget Committee hearing on the impact of student loan debt on the national economy. A teacher's personal story makes the need for action clear.