Three days after Christmas, 1.3 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits. And, another two million will stop receiving assistance if Congress doesn’t extend long-term benefits by June. Our nation […]
NAFTA has cost about 700,000 jobs. The recent Korea-U.S. trade agreement has already cost 40,000 jobs. "Trade" with China has cost us jobs, factories and entire industries. Now we're about to "fast track" one more bad trade deal.
There is a steamroller coming. Republicans have to decide: Will they allow this minimum-wage increase to happen or will they try to obstruct it and run in 2014 as opponents of fair pay for working people?
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.
Sixty-five years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed. Today, wealth inequality and inhumane austerity measures have benefited the wealthy, while denying most of us an equal chance at a life of dignity.
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."
We are this close -- this close! -- to losing our democracy to the mercenary class. So close it’s as if we’re leaning way over the rim of the Grand Canyon waiting for a swift kick in the pants.
The phrase that keeps coming to mind with regard to the budget deal struck by congressional negotiators Tuesday, especially when it comes to the unemployed, is more than 200 years old: Man's inhumanity to man.
Why should Democrats hold out and demand a continuation of unemployment benefits? Because if Republicans force another shutdown, it's game over for them – and they know it.
Democrats must not be fooled. A good-but-not-great jobs report is no reason to let emergency unemployment benefits expire, or allow further cuts to food stamp benefits.
By passing this one bill, Congress could repeal the mindless across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester and at the same time close loopholes corporations use to escape paying taxes.
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.
President Obama gave a nice speech today about income inequality --- and didn't mention cutting "entitlements," or express a spirit of compromise and bipartisanship either. The Village smelling salt concession must be all sold out.
If there’s a “war on Christmas,” it’s being waged by congressional Republicans who are willing to let emergency unemployment benefits expire at the end of the year, just as they did for emergency food stamp spending.
A new study shows that even generous unemployment benefits have zero impact on people’s drive to go out and find a job. Another GOP talking point bites the dust.
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.
It is a privilege to do business in our nation, and our commons makes those huge corporate profits possible in the first place. If corporations refuse to pay workers what they deserve, then they shouldn't have the right to do business here.
t's beginning to look as if the fight for a livable minimum wage might – just might – alter our political future. The minimum wage struggle is taking place at the intersection of powerful forces.