Features related to wages

In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Lilly Ledbetter, left, speaks in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
April 8, 2014 | Blog

Even those who deny its existence acknowledge that it’s a reality. Continue reading

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March 14, 2014 | Blog

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

Maggie Barcellano helps her daughter, Zoe, 3, use a pepper grinder with dinner at Barcellano's father's house in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Barcellano, who lives with her father, enrolled in the food stamps program to help save up for paramedic training while she works as a home health aide and raises her daughter. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)
January 27, 2014 | The Poverty Line

For the first time, working-age Americans make up a majority of food stamp recipients. Continue reading

Ronald Reagan gives a televised address from the Oval Office, outlining his plan for Tax Reduction Legislation in July 1981.
January 10, 2014 | Blog

Republicans have pursued a divide-and-conquer strategy intended to convince working-class whites that the poor were their enemies. It’s starting to backfire. Continue reading

Gary Hefner, local union chapter 182 president, is seen Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, standing in front of signs he put up after General Electric closed its plant in Hickory, N.C., and moved it to Mexico.  (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
January 9, 2014 | Blog

Global Trade Watch’s Lori Wallach says that none of the promises that were used to sell NAFTA have come to fruition, and they’re being repeated for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Continue reading

Film Q A Chasing Ice
September 18, 2013 | Blog
Here's a roundup of some of the stuff we're reading this morning at Moyers and Company.
Protesters hold a banner that reads: "Oppose TPP!" as they gather during a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Tokyo, Saturday, May 25, 2013. U.S. and Japan earlier agreed on robust actions in the automotive and insurance sectors, as well as other non-tariff measures _ key areas of U.S. concern. But they will need to hold further negotiations in parallel with the TPP talks to further iron out their differences. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
September 17, 2013 | Blog

A study finds that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial trade agreement in negotiation, would only benefit those at the top. 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

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz poses for the photographer during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand.  Schultz was the seventh highest paid CEO of 2012. Schultz made $28.9 million. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
July 5, 2013 | Blog

As CEO pay and corporate profits grow, workers’ pays stagnate. Who cares… and who should? Continue reading

Shoppers take advantage of Black Friday sales in the early morning at a Target store. November 2010. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
November 20, 2012 | Blog
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, Demos looks at how increasing wages in the retail sector would improve the overall economy.