How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest

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.

Like a Bad Neighbor, Chevron is There

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.
Leo Gerard

Barbara Boxer and Rand Paul Create A Tax Monster

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.
Isaiah J. Poole

Labor Relations Board Under Renewed Attack

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.
Meghan Byrd

Not Lovin’ It

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.
Jim Hightower

The Federal Reserve Board and Social Security Disability

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.
Dean Baker

Greece Proves Populist Movements Can Fight And Win

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.
Terrance Heath

Put Working People First

The AFL-CIO launched a campaign last week to wrench worker wages out of the muck and push them up.
Leo Gerard

ObamaRail Picks Up Speed

Yesterday's ground-breaking ceremony for California's high-speed rail system was the second major advancement in President Obama's vision for modernizing America's train tracks in the last two weeks.
Bill Scher

Time to Get Real on Jobs, Wages and Growth

Name-checking the problem won't be enough. Inequality must be connected with the lived experience of most Americans, translated from the realm of abstraction into specific proposals. But which ones?
Richard Eskow

Bad Trade

Bad trade has battered the American dream. And more damage is threatened by pending trade deals and a so-called fast track process to approve them without in-depth deliberation.
Leo Gerard

Let’s Rethink The Gas Tax

The current federal program for funding surface transportation infrastructure in the United States is broken, a new report concludes, and other countries may have lessons for us to learn.
Isaiah J. Poole

Chuck Schumer Is Wrong. This Is The Real Mistake From 2010.

Pursuing health care reform did not stop President Obama from building on the stimulus. Congress did. President Obama proposed $80B of additional stimulus in June 2010. Blame the 53 Senators who killed it.
Bill Scher

Dean Baker on Jobs, Postal Banking, and the Gruber Controversy

We interviewed economist Dean Baker on the latest set of jobs numbers. We also discussed the postal banking concept, and had some closing thoughts about the recent controversy over remarks made by economist Jonathan Gruber.
Richard Eskow

More Than The Minimum

The Campaign for America's Future joined Good Jobs Nation and the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to urge President Obama to issue executive orders that would boost wages and strengthen worker rights.
Robert Borosage
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