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Protesters rally for an increase in the minimum wage on the Great Western Staircase at the Capitol on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Several hundred fast-food workers and other low-wage employees from around New York gathered to pressure lawmakers to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10.10 an hour and let local cities raise it even higher. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
July 31, 2014 | Blog

Today’s economy doesn’t contain a lot of good news for working people, yet the last few days have seen some notable gains. Continue reading

In this April 19, 2011, file photo, a member of the National Guard checks on his colleague inside a Border Patrol Skybox near the Hidalgo International Bridge in Hidalgo, Texas. National Guard members along the Texas-Mexico border assist Border Patrol by surveying the terrain from the tower.
July 30, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

A demonstrator dressed as the Bible stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 30, 2014, awaiting the court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 29, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

Unemployment Benefits
June 20, 2014 | Perspectives

Creating 217,000 new jobs is not a sign of economic health. Measuring the job market by quantity — with no regard for quality — devalues workers themselves. Continue reading

Frankie Tisdale is a fast-food worker at KFC, Brooklyn. He has joined protests for a higher minimum wage. (Moyers & Company/Neha Tara Mehta)
June 10, 2014 | Blog

Frankie Tisdale makes less than $10 per hour working at a KFC in Brooklyn. Last month, he joined global protests for a higher minimum wage. A photo-feature. Continue reading

In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, demonstrators protesting what they say are low wages and improper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and other minimum wage workers would get what protesters demanded when they shut down a handful of city restaurants in May and others demonstrated nationwide in July. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 8, 2014 | Blog

Immediately after the Occupy Wall Street protests began, candidates and elected officials started echoing its themes and the growing inequality in the country. Continue reading

December 5, 2013 | Activism

Former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why all Americans should support protesters who are demanding higher wages. Continue reading

December 5, 2013 | Activism

Workers at fast food restaurants nationwide are striking for higher pay and better working conditions. Continue reading

December 5, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

December 2, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Protesting fast food workers demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant on New York's Fifth Avenue, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 4, 2013 | Blog

Employers like Wal-Mart and McDonald’s have fought hard to keep wages low, but the working poor are fighting back. Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr., spoke, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The bell at left rang at the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. which was bombed 18 days after the March On Washington killing four young girls. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
August 30, 2013 | Blog

On the anniversary of the March on Washington, the president noted how far we have come. But we still have a ways to go, and Obama should take action when he can, where he can. Continue reading

David Atten, right, joins others in demonstrating as he presses a sign to the window of a Church's Chicken during a one-day strike coinciding with strikes at other fast food restaurants across the country, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Atlanta. Workers are demanding $15 an hour and the right to form a union without interference from employers. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 30, 2013 | Blog

How the insidiously powerful restaurant lobby has fought mandatory earned sick leave policies and managed to keep the minimum wage for restaurant workers the same for over 20 years. Continue reading

Demonstrators in support of fast food workers protest outside a McDonald's as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York's Union Square. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 28, 2013 | Activism

Fast-food workers in cities across the country are expected to strike Thursday as part of growing protests against the nation’s biggest restaurant and retailer chains. Continue reading

Protestors gather outside of the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in Indianapolis. Indiana House Republicans on Wednesday approved $1,000-a-day fines against boycotting Democratic legislators who gathered in the Statehouse Rotunda with labor union supporters rather than show up to debate a divisive right-to-work bill.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 28, 2013 | Blog

Michael Winship speaks with In These Times labor reporter Mike Elk about efforts to unite rank-and-file union members across America. Continue reading

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