Senate cafeteria workers this week won more than $1 million in wages they were cheated out of by a contractor. Their fight shows why we have to oppose privatizing public services and support a "model employer" executive order.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing new rules regulating debt collection agencies. It's about time the government starting acting like a government again.
Clinton says she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Clinton friend and insider Terry McAuliffe said she will pivot to supporting it after the election. Trump jumped on that, saying Clinton will "betray" us. What does it all mean?
Bernie Sanders' keynote speech at the Democratic convention demonstrated just how strong the public opposition is against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and may have added new opponents to the bandwagon.
This is the new Democratic party -- recognizing reality, and starting to listen to the voices of working people again.
On the day Donald Trump gave his speech accepting the nomination of the Republican party Roger Ailes left Fox News. Ailes' work here was done. Trump's speech was the culmination of the Fox News project.
Having used opposition to our country's bad trade policies to secure the Republican nomination, Donald Trump appears to be snuggling up to the very establishment and Wall Street elites he pretended to be running against.
Tuesday was "Make America Work Again" day at the Republican convention. The Republican prescription for jobs was, as always, tax cuts for the rich and corporations.
After acknowledging that poverty is systemic, House Speaker Paul Ryan in an NPR interview turns around and blames the poor themselves as being personally -- even morally -- responsible for being poor.
A Financial Transactions tax would slow down extreme speculation while raising money to pay for essential public services. This week, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a new transactions tax bill.
Democratic candidates need to align the Democratic platform and publicly declare themselves opposed to TPP, as Hillary has done -- again. Make sure that what people are saying about TPP having no chance of passing is true.
People say that the Democratic Party doesn't really stand for anything. But this year the party platform is "the most progressive platform ever." Progressives should make politicians actually stick to the platform.
The draft of the Republican Party platform at first glance sounds pretty good when it comes to trade. But what would Republicans actually do if elected? Watch what they do, not what they say.
Silicon Valley housing costs have skyrocketed thanks to the high salaries and stock options tech companies pay to attract skilled workers. Meanwhile, the companies dodge taxes that would help alleviate these problems.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have said they oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Democratic Party platform deliberations in Orlando this weekend should reflect this by going on the record against a rigged "lame-duck" vote.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opens up tariff-free trade with countries like Vietnam, which can only increase the "giant sucking sound" of U.S. job loss and increasing trade deficits.
Donald Trump is a fraud, but Democrats will have to prove that they oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and will fix previous trade deals. They can start by opposing TPP in the party platform.
The lesson here is that we must do everything we can to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and demand our government renegotiate the rest of the "trade" agreements the corporations got us into.
The Democratic platform writing committee has voted not to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The problem is, this hands powerful ammunition to Donald Trump.
Earlier this month, the IMF looked at what is happening to the world economy thanks to neoliberal policies and said, "Oh my God, what have we done?" Now ,the IMF is having another "OMG" moment.
Voters oppose free trade agreements. Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton on free trade policies. Clinton's super PAC responds by defending free trade. This doesn't help Democrats win the general election.
Leaders should care deeply about the will of the public, not scheme to subvert it. This push for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election is an insult to democracy.
With every bridge collapse, train derailment and water main breakage, it just becomes more and more obvious that the country needs to fix its infrastructure. This week brings a new study that underscores the need.
Donald Trump has a big mouth. But a look into his actual issue positions reveals him to be an empty suit. Beyond promises "it will be beautiful," he really offers terrible oppression of people of color and non-Christians.
There will be a free concert in Denver, at Summit Music Hall on Saturday, July 23rd, to mobilize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This concert will kick off a national " Rock Against the TPP " roadshow tour.
Northern Dynasty Minerals is threatening a lawsuit against the U.S. government for not approving a permit allowing them to dig one of the world’s largest open-pit gold and copper mines in Alaska’s Bristol Bay wilderness.
Donald Trump touts his business "success" as a major qualification for running the country. Recently some news stories have revealed how Trump runs his businesses. What those stories uncovered is alarming.
After endorsing Hillary Clinton, President Obama went on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership – which Clinton, and much of the public, opposes.
Senate Democrats are planning to roll out a package of moderately incremental campaign finance reform proposals they call the "We the People" plan.
The groups are concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments that try to restrict carbon emissions.
Concerned progressive groups gathered more than a million signatures asking the president to do this, and so far he has not. So Wednesday, they urged voters to make a call in order to send a message to the White House.
A trade deficit is a measure of the jobs sent out of the country. The April trade deficit was $37.4 billion. The economy only added 38,000 jobs in May while manufacturing lost 10,000 jobs.
Democrats need to persuade President Obama to not bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership before Congress in the lame duck session. If he doesn't pull back, Donald Trump can use this as a campaign issue against Hillary Clinton.
The long Verizon strike has ended, and the unions won. This means that the American middle class won, too.
This is a must-listen segment in which Richard Eskow interviews Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch describing how TPP hijacks democracy.
Membesr of Congress are weighing in against the U.S. government's use of "gunboat diplomacy"-style intimidation against Colombia over a generic cancer drug.
In a video interview before an announced strike settlement, Sara Steffens, secretary-treasurer of the Communications Workers of America, explains why the Verizon strike effort remained strong after six weeks.
When Wall Street got in over its head, the U.S. government stepped in with trillions of dollars to bail them out. Now that Puerto Rico is in trouble, conservatives respond with a broken "PROMESA."
More than 1,500 public interest organizations representing trade and democracy "stakeholders" sent a joint letter to Congress urging them to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to be a promise to countries in the Asian region to move production to boost their economies. American workers will pay the price.