Features related to low wage

  • July 24, 2014

    When I was 16 years old, I got my first job working the grill at McDonald’s. It punctured my bubble of economic privilege. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2014

    In order to better the economic lot of their constituency, Democrats should do something they haven’t really contemplated, and have consistently avoided, since the 1930s: taking a side, with all that entails, in a class war. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2014 | Perspectives

    Based on his analysis of capitalism’s past, Thomas Piketty has a grim picture of the future. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2013 | Moyers & Company (2012 – 2015)

    Low-wage, temporary employment is becoming the new normal in America, particularly for immigrant and minority workers. Producer Karla Murthy visits a temp agency in Chicago. Continue reading

  • May 9, 2013

    A new Demos study estimates that American taxpayers fund nearly 2 million private-sector jobs that pay workers less than $24,000 a year ($12 an hour or less). That’s more low-wage jobs than Walmart and McDonald’s combined. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2013 | Blog
    Could committing to a contract grow and unify the moment against poverty?
  • November 14, 2012 | Blog
    The Nation columnist Greg Kaufmann reports on the the fight in Cincinnati to end "poverty wages" for the city's 1,000 janitors.
  • November 7, 2012 | Group Think
    The activist says the diversity of the winning majority holds the seeds of a new America.
  • April 2, 2012 | Blog
    How many hours do people making minimum wage need to work to afford their rent?
  • June 13, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

    Bill talks with author Holly Sklar about the battle for a “living wage” in America. Continue reading