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In this July 29, 2013, file photo, demonstrators in support of fast food workers march towards a McDonald's as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation in New York's Union Square. Labor leaders are getting more creative _ and some say more desperate _ in trying to boost their sagging numbers. Unions are helping non-union fast food workers around the country hold strikes to protest low wages and poor working conditions. They are organizing home day care workers, university graduate students and even newly legalized marijuana dealers.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 29, 2014 | Blog

Two House Democrats plan to introduce a bill tomorrow that would make labor organizing a basic freedom no different than freedom from racial discrimination. Continue reading

Frankie Tisdale, a Brooklyn-based fast-food worker at home with his children. He joined the global protests for a higher minimum wage for fast-food workers in May 2014. (Neha Tara Mehta/Moyers & Company)
July 28, 2014 | Perspectives

Joshua Holland points out some conservative myths raised in this week’s interview, and debunks them. Continue reading

Henry Rivera sells peanuts during the Los Angeles Dodgers' Opening Day baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium, Monday, April 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 28, 2014 | Blog

Seasonal concession workers at AT&T Park finally got the contract they wanted and more about the Obamacare inside information that may have been illegally leaked by a Capitol Hill staffer to the SEC. Continue reading

A jet plane of VistaJet is seen on display during the Shanghai International Business Aviation Show 2014 (SIBAS 2014) and the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition 2014 (ABACE 2014) in Shanghai, China, 15 April 2014. (Imaginechina via AP Images)
July 23, 2014 | Perspectives

A new study suggests that there is and the finding justifies a maximum wage. Continue reading

In this June 2, 2014 photo, Wendy Harrison, a waitress at the icon Grill in Seattle, carries food to a table as she works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle adopted this week, will make a difference, but won’t buy a lavish lifestyle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

A new study debunks some of the most common myths about America’s tipped workforce. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
July 1, 2014 | Blog

The Nobel Prize-winning economist fires back at claims that our increasingly skewed economy is a result of “natural” market forces. Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2014 | Perspectives

There is precedent for presidential action to improve workers’ rights. Continue reading

Pedro Rodriguez, right, talks with Andrus Reyes as they participate in a demonstration on a Burger King parking lot as part of a nationwide protest supporting higher wages for workers in the fast-food industry and other minimum wage jobs in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
June 24, 2014 | Perspectives

Businesses are realizing they cannot succeed over the long term without the purchasing power of the middle class. Continue reading

A demonstrator argues with police lined up during a protest against the World Cup in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Anti-World Cup demonstrators are demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the international soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)
June 18, 2014 | Blog

Dave Zirin discusses the Brazilian people’s protests against huge sporting events that catch the world’s eye but deepen inequality and divert resources from where they’re needed most in a country struggling with massive income inequality. Continue reading

Nurses walk under dimmed lighting during 'quiet time' at the Newborn Family Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 16, 2014 | Blog

No this is not a hoax — this really is happening. Continue reading

Tonya Crenshaw and Kendrick Haraalson fill out applications at a job fair in Brookpark, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 13, 2014 | The Poverty Line

Few policies are likely to have as much effect on improving the plight of the poor as a genuine commitment to full employment economic policies. Continue reading

Patricia Godbolt, first black student graduated from an integrated Norfolk, Va., high school, poses for a photo June 9, 1960, shortly before she received a diploma with honors from Norview High School. She was one of seven black students admitted to previously all white schools the previous year, under pressure of a Federal court order. (AP Photo/Neal V. Clark Jr.)
June 4, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

The wealth gap between blacks and whites is a legacy of hundred of years of African-Americans being excluded from the American Dream. Continue reading

Yachts and boats
June 4, 2014 | Perspectives

“Why don’t the unemployed get off their couches?” and eight other critical questions for Americans. Continue reading

An Occupy Los Angeles protester holds a sign as he walks down the steps during a rally in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. About 100 protesters, chiefly a coalition of labor unions, gathered Thursday morning outside the Bank of America tower on Hope and 3rd streets and marched in a circle chanting "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 30, 2014 | Blog

The richest 10 percent of people in the world hold 86 percent of the world’s wealth. Continue reading

Wall Street
May 30, 2014 | Blog

In a new white paper, the Nobel Prize-winning economist argues that tax reform is critical for fighting America’s extreme inequality. Continue reading

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