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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

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December 5, 2013 | Activism

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

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December 5, 2013 | Blog

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

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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

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)
August 23, 2013 | Blog

Greg Kaufmann asks two economists: “How could we return to broad wage growth for all workers?” Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 | Activism

See why U.S. fast food workers are walking off the job this week in what organizers say is the largest strike in the industry’s history. Continue reading