We're witnessing accelerating advantages for the affluent and compounding disadvantages for everyone else.
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.
Billionaire banker Jamie Dimon says he’s fighting inequality. If we take him in the least seriously, the joke — and much worse — will be on us.
A reported 287,000 new jobs were created in June, erasing concerns that the economy might be cratering. But the cheery jobs figures can't mask the continuing need for change to make this economy work for working people.
Trump, who brags, “I am really rich,” wants to climb out of his luxury sky box and sit in the nosebleed seats with hardworking Rust-Belters who sweat over mortgage payments. It’s a joke. It’s a British royalist claiming to be a colonist.
Financial legislation passed by Congress solidifies what one Puerto Rican leader calls an "experiment in extreme capitalism" – one that is already having extreme consequences on the people who live on the island.
The draft Democratic Party platform calls for what's often referred to as a "good jobs executive order" that would require federal contractors to provide a "living wage, good benefits, and the opportunity to form a union."
The name Donald Trump is synonymous with the words “You’re fired!” He made money by brutally, publicly taking people’s jobs from them. And he clearly enjoyed it. Donald Trump is no jobs candidate.
Michael Lastoria has made his &pizza restaurant chain a champion of the $15 minimum wage, and has made one of his restaurants the site for the signing of a historic $15 minimum wage law in Washington, D.C.
When Americans elect a president, they want a leader who will look out for the little guy. Exploiting the little guy – and everybody else – to make a buck for himself is Donald Trump’s M.O. That’s not presidential.
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.
More than 150 of the nation's leading nonprofit and advocacy organizations have endorsed a new Department of Labor rule that would give lower-wage workers the overtime they deserve for working more than 40 hours a week.
Members of the Democratic Party platform committee were greeted by dozens of low-wage workers challenging them to support "$15 and a union" – on the heels of a victory that showed how people power has changed the game.
The principle that every person who wants to work should have a job is one that progressives and conservatives could unite around – if conservatives believed that government had a role to play in helping to create jobs.
Startlingly low jobs growth of 38,000 in May, and reductions in previously reported figures for March and April, should warn the Federal Reserve not to raise interest rates. This economy isn't overheating, it's cooling off.
Economist Heather Boushey's new book, "Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict," explains how progressives can make the case for government policies that can help families balance life and work.
The long Verizon strike has ended, and the unions won. This means that the American middle class won, too.
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.
One in eight college graduates are currently underemployed. That shows that the problem of low wages among workers under 25 isn't a problem of education; it's a function of a weak economy.
Money markets are demanding that governments spend more on infrastructure and education and services other things governments do to make people's lives better.
Overtime (or any) pay for working more than 40 hours a week is a right that had been taken away from many workers, but now these workers are getting the right to overtime – or more sane work hours – back.
The "Take 5" film series opens with a look at the consequences of urban gentrification and a challenge for elected leaders to make sure that the wealth lifting up once-forsaken neighborhoods also lifts up its residents.
Our country's infrastructure is in bad shape and rapidly getting worse. But we can't get our own government to spend the necessary money to fix the problem. This week more than 150 organizations are working to elevate this issue.
Something that is costing each American family on average $3,400 a year is worth at least a few minutes of discussion – and that something is our inadequate national investment in our infrastructure.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders should emphasize their proposals to federally enforce comprehensive parental and sick leave as one way to connect with younger voters.
A backlash against so-called free trade is evident in the groundswell of support for insurgent presidential candidates on the left and right who denounce these failed policies. The first victim of this uprising should be the proposed TPP.
Is his recent minimum wage comment a real shift in position? Is he breaking with conservative orthodoxy? Is he showing that deep down, he truly has working people's interests at heart? Nope, nope, and nope.
The Labor Department reports continued but slowing jobs growth, on the heels of a Federal Reserve report that the economy grew at an annual rate of 0.5 percent in the first quarter. The stock market is back, but the people aren't.
The Verizon worker's strike is about a lot more than just the contract between Verizon and its workers. This is about all of us and our relationships with these giant corporations.
The Supreme Court this week set a strong positive precedent for supporters of a $15 federal minimum wage. Now the Fight for $15 moves to Washington in a big way – on both its political and its commercial corridors.
A bill just passed by the extreme conservative Kansas legislature prevents municipalities from clamping down on just-in-time work scheduling abuses by companies. It's a sign of an accelerating trend.
Right now governments can “borrow” – allow people to park their money in the safe havens of government bonds – at zero cost, or can even get paid, and use that money to keep the economy moving.
The strike is affecting company operations and the customers are feeling it, but the executives want their huge paychecks, so the strike continues.
The cellular company T-Mobile is accused of violating federal labor law by creating a system that represents workers to management in order to convince employees they do not need a union.
Will the media ever stop the ridiculous charade of pretending that the path of globalization that we are on is somehow and natural and that it is the outcome of a "free" market?
Last week GOP House members conducted a hearing to further their case against saving the lives of workers exposed to silica dust. To appease big business, the GOP wants to reverse a new rule that will save lives by limiting silica exposure.
Many employers put a limit on the ability of part-time workers to advance to a full-time job. But San Jose, Calif., voters have an opportunity to take down that barrier.
40,000 workers at Verizon and Verizon Wireless are still on strike, fighting for their future and the future of middle class wages in our economy. Here's who is standing with them.
Remembering the artist Prince and one of his greatest hits, "1999," got us thinking: 1999 was actually a pretty good year for the U.S. economy. Is it too much to ask that we emulate what we got right back then?
Verizon wants the "flexibility" to treat workers as commodities. But it still has a union that has some power to fight back and demand that human beings and citizens in a democracy be treated as such.