Some critics say presidential candidate Bernie Sanders struggles on the campaign trail when confronted with issues of race. He had a chance to make a better impression at an interview before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“We have got to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and we are introducing legislation today to do just that,” says Sen. Bernie Sanders as the "Pay Workers a Living Wage Act" is introduced.
New Fair Housing Act regulations issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development are designed to help communities receiving HUD funding to identify and reduce barriers to fair housing choices.
It is time for the Department of Labor to officially update the overtime threshold and stop businesses from depriving working Americans of the wages they have honestly earned.
Positive university ratings from accreditation agencies often don't reflect reality. That has prompted Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to ask sharp questions.
The company will pay $277 million to resolve the claims of workers who were victims of worker misclassification – bossed around like employees, but without the rights and benefits of an employee.
In an interview with Capital & Main, Reich calls for moving to a system of free higher education. And he, along with the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, offers common-sense ways to make that possible.
Those who signed in support of a debt-free college resolution “urge Hillary Clinton and all Democrats to make big ideas like debt-free college central to their 2016 campaigns.”
Hillary Clinton’s show of support follows St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s announcement on Friday of a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Missouri's second-largest city is on its way to join others across the nation in gradually moving to a living wage of $15 an hour. But it must get past a door Republicans have timed to slam shut on the effort.
Martin O'Malley on Wednesday became the second Democratic presidential candidate to come out forcefully against fast-track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Research associates at the Economic Policy Institute this week detailed how a steep recession and the anemic recovery that followed have left college graduates with the worst job prospects in 70 years.
Los Angeles is an example of what a living wage could do for the entire nation. At the Economic Policy Institute, advocates for raising the minimum wage met to discuss why national action is necessary.
Sen. Bernie Sanders introduces bills that would allow every public college and university in the United States to offer free tuition, paid for with a small tax on financial transactions.
The Iowa Working Families Summit had a huge turnout – 600 people from all over the state – and was a sharp contrast to the Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner on the same day.
The security of workers in the U.S. Postal Service is being threatened, and that is why the American Postal Workers Union asked for support for protests in 85 cities across 42 states.
An Economic Policy Institute forum shows that the gender wage gap exists not because there aren't enough women “leaning in,” but because of a system that does things like deny benefits to part-time workers.
The congressional Middle Class Prosperity Project went to Baltimore this week to examine the impact financial deregulation had on Baltimore's low-income neighborhoods.
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.
With only 10 days left on the House legislative calendar before the holiday recess, action is desperately needed to prevent vital aid to millions of unemployed Americans from being cut off on December 31.
On Wednesday, a panel discussion and press conference were held to examine Social Security’s role in in the retirement income crisis. An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that Social Security benefits should not be cut.
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act passed the House almost unanimously. It is the kind of infrastructure bill that Congress should be doing more of.
A living wage would eliminate the necessity for Wal-Mart employees to receive public assistance through programs such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Wednesday, “We all agree that Obamacare is an abomination,” the “we” he was referring to certainly was not the majority of Americans.
The federal shutdown is putting millions of mothers and young children in danger of being cut off from the WIC food aid program because congressional Republicans are blind to their basic needs.
A new report shows how 13 states are trying to make it harder for the most vulnerable Americans to receive the health care they desperately need through the insurance exchanges created by Obamacare.
Close to 100 cleaning and concessions contract workers from various federal facilities walked off their jobs and marched to the White House to protest what they called taxpayer-funded "poverty jobs."
Conservatives have exchanged the "war on poverty" for a "war on the poor," using false assumptions about the failure of government programs. Three authors explain why they are wrong.
A study reveals that most of the states that have made the deepest cuts in public education are those with Republican-dominated legislatures, many of which at the same time awarded tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations.