13 Million Illinois Citizens Named Bruce

Gov. Bruce Rauner could not conceive that a ceremony in the neighborhood railroad mogul George Pullman named after himself was about recognizing the workers who triumphed despite him.
Leo Gerard
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How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest

I used to believe in trade agreements. That was before the wages of most Americans stagnated and a relative few at the top captured just about all the economic gains. The fact is, trade agreements are no longer really about trade.

Like a Bad Neighbor, Chevron is There

Residents of Richmond, Calif., home of a Chevron oil refinery, know they’re endangered when workers are. Like the workers, the residents want refineries to become good neighbors by operating safely.
Leo Gerard
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Barbara Boxer and Rand Paul Create A Tax Monster

A former Campaign for America's Future "Progressive Champion" and a libertarian Republican have jointly created a Frankenstein of a plan that pardons corporations for their past tax avoidance.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Labor Relations Board Under Renewed Attack

A Senate Republican bill would cripple the National Labor Relations Board, an agency that is instrumental in solving labor disputes and helping workers who have been treated unfairly by their employers.
Meghan Byrd
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Not Lovin’ It

McDonald’s is scrambling, and I’m not talking about eggs. Its McManagers illegally reduced the hours (and therefore the pay) of hundreds of those who joined the “Fight For 15″ campaign.
Jim Hightower
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The Federal Reserve Board and Social Security Disability

The Republican Congress, making overhauling the Social Security disability program one of its first orders of business, put in place a rule change that would make it difficult to address a projected funding shortfall.
Dean Baker
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Grassroots Push Needed For Sanders’ Infrastructure Bill

Flooded streets, broken bridges and overcrowded public transportation make the case for Sen. Bernie Sanders' $1 trillion spending plan. So do the 13 million jobs that the bill would create.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Greece Proves Populist Movements Can Fight And Win

After five years of protests, demonstrations, and strikes, Greek citizens voted to throw off five years of austerity. Their victory has emboldened populists across Europe and should inspire Americans to resist austerity here at home.
Terrance Heath
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Needed: The Case For Public Investment In Public Infrastructure

The White House today announced the creation of an infrastructure bonds program designed to attract private financing for transportation projects. It's a workaround for the cowardice and obstruction in Washington.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Put Working People First

The AFL-CIO launched a campaign last week to wrench worker wages out of the muck and push them up.
Leo Gerard
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ObamaRail Picks Up Speed

Yesterday's ground-breaking ceremony for California's high-speed rail system was the second major advancement in President Obama's vision for modernizing America's train tracks in the last two weeks.
Bill Scher
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Time to Get Real on Jobs, Wages and Growth

Name-checking the problem won't be enough. Inequality must be connected with the lived experience of most Americans, translated from the realm of abstraction into specific proposals. But which ones?
Richard Eskow
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Bad Trade

Bad trade has battered the American dream. And more damage is threatened by pending trade deals and a so-called fast track process to approve them without in-depth deliberation.
Leo Gerard
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Let’s Rethink The Gas Tax

The current federal program for funding surface transportation infrastructure in the United States is broken, a new report concludes, and other countries may have lessons for us to learn.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Fight For $15: Strikes Planned Thursday For Higher Wages

Workers in as many as 190 cities around the country are expected on Thursday to demonstrate for a $15-an-hour wage, building on the foundation of the fast-food strikes of the past year.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Chuck Schumer Is Wrong. This Is The Real Mistake From 2010.

Pursuing health care reform did not stop President Obama from building on the stimulus. Congress did. President Obama proposed $80B of additional stimulus in June 2010. Blame the 53 Senators who killed it.
Bill Scher
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