Yesterday House Republicans passed a budget with no new funding for job creation. Today a new report on black unemployment shows the urgent need for investment in job creation.
McDonald’s argues that it’s the franchisees, not the McDonald’s corporation, that are in control of the employment practices at each restaurant. That argument will be put to the test Monday.
The Republican budget promises “a stronger economy" where families "can have more confidence and certainty in the future.” But for millions of families, it means a future filled with uncertainty and desperation.
A New York Times op-ed calls for killing the Export-Import Bank because it helps American companies compete globally. A Times story reports that the anti-government Koch brothers network is behind the campaign.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his backers could not give a damn about workers’ rights. His "right to work" bill is really about taking away workers ‘ freedom of contract in a way that will weaken their bargaining.
The people who make Washington function are increasingly unable to live in Washington. That's a symptom of a national housing affordability crisis that is not getting the attention it deserves.
Next week, progressives in Congress will release their annual budget proposal. They do this every year, and every year the national news media largely ignores it. Will the elite media report on it this year?
Fifty years after Selma, the Department of Justice's investigation of the police department and courts in Ferguson, Missouri, reveals the same racism that Selma marchers stood against, and the same economic consequences.
Jobs are up; unemployment is down. We've had five straight years of private sector jobs growth. But workers have yet to share in the rewards. The Fed should hold off stepping on the brakes.
The GOP blindness to the difference between unionists and terrorists explains the relentless campaign by GOP leaders to renege on contractual obligations to workers, squash labor rights and slash the pay and benefits of union members.
While there is an enormous amount of political debate over various imaginary job killers, the Federal Reserve Board is openly mapping out an actual job-killing strategy and drawing almost no attention at all for it.
Could this project, using Warren's distinctive voice, help progressives present a bold alternative not only to destructive conservative policies but the Band-Aids and incremental measures of mainstream Democrats?
Today's order from the New York state Hospitality Wage Board follows years of protest and campaigning by low-wage workers throughout the state, who have not seen an increase in the tipped wage since 2011.
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.
On Friday, Wisconsin Republicans said they will hold a sudden special session this week to vote on a set of anti-union laws. The state’s union leadership is asking people to come to the capitol on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The rise of “independent contractors” Is the most significant legal trend in the American workforce – contributing directly to low pay, irregular hours, and job insecurity.
As California's high-speed rail project proceeds, we should build pressure to bring the same promise of jobs and increased economic growth to other gridlocked areas of the country.
Credit goes to the campaigns launched by a number of grassroots organizations that for years have shone a light on the anti-worker policies that are endemic in big-box retailing, but especially Walmart.
Reviving America's Postal Banking system would help millions of people now being exploited by the predatory Payday Lending and check-cashing services industry.
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.
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.
The American Postal Workers Union has brought together an alliance of organizations to "support the fight to protect and enhance vibrant public postal services now—and for many generations to come."
Corporations like Staples want an “Easy” button to get out of being responsible for providing their workers with health insurance. Republicans are trying to give them one.
A Twitter town hall today seeks to turn a plan that should be considered politically outrageous into politically inevitable – unless, of course, concerned citizens act to make it politically toxic.
Austerity policies have largely set the parameters of the policy debate over how to grow the economy for the past four years. We will need accelerated growth to sustain and build upon the gains that the economy has made.
How many companies are already shifting even more jobs and profit centers out of the country because of this proposed tax holiday? Have we already lost 10,000 jobs since they announced it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Politicians in both parties and in both houses are coalescing around a plan to pay for transportation improvements by giving corporations a deep tax break on profits they have held overseas.
Senate Republicans also voted against disclosing any money they are getting from oil and other companies involved in the Keystone project. The media has largely ignored these votes.
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.
Hardly a week goes by in Washington without some a conference on inequality. Most of the discussion assumes that inequality is something that happened. Inequality is something that was done.
The AFL-CIO launched a campaign last week to wrench worker wages out of the muck and push them up.
The main reason the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent was that 273,000 workers reportedly left the labor force. And the widely touted November jump in wages was almost completely reversed.
Not only have Republicans in recent memory made tentative statements about being "open" to raising the gasoline tax, a group of Republican House members have actually voted to do it.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for "different choices ... that put working people first" as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka launches a new effort to mobilize workers for jobs and growth.