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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

Jobs with Justice National Conference, Day 1 including a demonstration outside the Washington offices of Walmart, Aug. 5, 2011   © Rick Reinhard 2011
October 25, 2013

Meet the up-and-coming activists who are leading the grass-roots movements for economic, social and environmental justice.
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October 25, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Historian Peter Dreier talks about outraged citizens fighting corruption and financial columnist Gretchen Morgenson on why JPMorgan may be getting off easily. Continue reading

October 25, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Historian Peter Dreier shares why he’s optimistic about America’s future, including dynamic grass-roots initiatives around the country and, believe it or not, the radical politics of Dr. Seuss. Continue reading

October 23, 2013

Finding inspiration in the radical politics of Dr. Seuss. Next on Moyers & Company. Watch the full show. Continue reading

October 22, 2013 | Blog

Two of the world’s most influential money managers got an earful from audience members on the needs of working class families. Continue reading

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin is shown in his Park Avenue South office in New York City, in April 1969. (AP Photo/A. Camerano)
August 10, 2013 | Blog

The White House announced this week that Rustin, the trailblazing civil rights activist, will be posthumously awarded the highest civilian award in the U.S. Peter Dreier writes that the timing couldn’t be better. Continue reading

July 3, 2013 | Blog

Many of our patriotic verses were penned by progressives, and their most important note may be this: people can disagree with their government and still love their country. Continue reading

March 2, 2013 | Blog

The Waltons have given more than $1 billion to organizations and candidates who support school privatization. Continue reading

October 26, 2012 | Guests
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October 26, 2012

Peter Dreier tells Laura Flanders why he thinks California’s Stop Special Interest Money Now Act is really a sneak attack on unions. Continue reading

A flier notifying people of a rally in support of striking workers at Haymarket Square in Chicago.
May 1, 2012 | Blog

Peter Dreier describes how May 1 will “give voice to the growing crusade for democracy and equality.” Continue reading

June 13, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Looking at labor and income inequality in Los Angeles. Continue reading