A Big Win for Senate Cafeteria Workers

Thanks to the organizing efforts of Good Jobs Nation and other allies, Senate officials signed a new contract with the workers that brings their average pay closer to a living wage.
Isaiah J. Poole

What Clinton Gets Right, And Wrong, About Wall Street Reform

In a New York Times op-ed, Hillary Clinton points in the right direction and says much that needs to be said. Still, the progressives she is clearly trying to win over still need to press for bolder reforms.
Isaiah J. Poole

Not-So-Fun Facts About Income Inequality

The latest Institute for Policy Studies report on the Forbes 400 and the rest of us underscores why we urgently need "policies that directly address the top-heavy distribution of wealth."
Isaiah J. Poole

Welfare Reform’s Broken Promises Exposed Again

One of the remarkably few efforts to examine how welfare recipients actually fare once they get back into the workforce uncovers the inconvenient truth behind right-wing rhetoric about aid to low-income people.
Isaiah J. Poole

How A Supreme Court Case Puts Equality in the Workplace At Stake

An adverse ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association "would undermine one of the most successful vehicles" for providing equal opportunity for American workers, rights organizations tell the Supreme Court.
Isaiah J. Poole

Scott Wallace on The Key To Building A Climate Movement

Scott Wallace of the Wallace Global Fund, who will be honored at the Campaign for America's Future 2015 Awards Gala, explains his success in driving the global conversation on climate change.
Isaiah J. Poole

Jobs Report: Conservative Economic Illusions Are Unmasked

The surprisingly disappointing September unemployment report should break once and for all two illusions about our ability to sustain a robust economy, and give us an opportunity to change the conservation.
Isaiah J. Poole

The Fed Gets It Right. Now Let’s Move to Full Employment

The Federal Reserve took off the table the immediate fear that a rate hike would set in motion a slowing down of economic growth. But there's a longer-term issue of reclaiming the definition of "full employment"
Isaiah J. Poole

Jeb Bush’s Voodoo Economics, Same As The Old One

The tax plan the Republican candidate has released this week shows he is as wedded to failed conservative economic orthodoxy as his relatives and the rest of the Republican political leadership.
Isaiah J. Poole

More Proof Workers Are More Productive But Less Rewarded

Worker productivity in the second quarter of 2015 was better than expected, according to data released today, but a report underscores how little of the gains are shared by productive workers.
Isaiah J. Poole

Etsy’s Dark Side: Socially Irresponsible Tax Evader

Etsy is certified as a socially responsible retailer and markets itself that way, but that is belied by its use of an Irish subsidiary through which it can avoid paying taxes on its profits.
Isaiah J. Poole

Those Republican Spending Caps Are Costing Us Jobs

The Congressional Budget Office said that by ending the sequester federal spending caps, the economy would be able to add as many as 1.4 million additional jobs in 2016 and 2017. We need those jobs.
Isaiah J. Poole
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