President Trump is resurrecting an old lie about immigration to feign concern about black unemployment, even as his administration actively assaults the very dignity of African American people.
The “Roadmap for the Resistance” is virtually a point-by-point rebuke of Trump administration policies and offers plans for completing the work of economic recovery that has been thwarted by Republican-imposed fiscal austerity.
A new People’s Action Institute report on the nation’s “job gap” explains why if the goals are good jobs, boosting communities left behind by the economic recovery and slowing climate change, the Trump infrastructure plan is wrong.
Financial legislation passed by Congress solidifies what one Puerto Rican leader calls an “experiment in extreme capitalism” – one that is already having extreme consequences on the people who live on the island.
The draft Democratic Party platform calls for what’s often referred to as a “good jobs executive order” that would require federal contractors to provide a “living wage, good benefits, and the opportunity to form a union.”
Michael Lastoria has made his &pizza restaurant chain a champion of the $15 minimum wage, and has made one of his restaurants the site for the signing of a historic $15 minimum wage law in Washington, D.C.
More than 150 of the nation’s leading nonprofit and advocacy organizations have endorsed a new Department of Labor rule that would give lower-wage workers the overtime they deserve for working more than 40 hours a week.
Members of the Democratic Party platform committee were greeted by dozens of low-wage workers challenging them to support “$15 and a union” – on the heels of a victory that showed how people power has changed the game.
The principle that every person who wants to work should have a job is one that progressives and conservatives could unite around – if conservatives believed that government had a role to play in helping to create jobs.
The “Take 5” film series opens with a look at the consequences of urban gentrification and a challenge for elected leaders to make sure that the wealth lifting up once-forsaken neighborhoods also lifts up its residents.