While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with the fruits of our labor This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Last year it was eight men, then down to six, and now almost five. While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich...
The absolute least that an employer is legally allowed to pay an employee for an hour's work varies across the country, but one fact remains constant: In no state does working 40 hours a week for minimum wage enable...
In the early days following President Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, the then-president-elect took credit for purportedly saving “close to 1,000” jobs by forging a deal with Carrier, an Indiana-based heating and refrigerating company. The deal was widely...
From the fear-mongering headlines marking passage of $15 statutes in New York and California, you would think nobody ever dared raise the minimum wage before. "Raising minimum wage risky," the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader tersely warned. "Raising minimum wage hurts low-skill workers,"...
A recently published audio file features the voice of a Flint, MI official using racial epithets as he peddles ignorant stereotypes about African Americans. The audio was obtained by Truth Against the Machine, an online newspaper run by Jordan Chariton...
People wonder why they have to struggle so hard to make ends meet today when the eight hour work day and five day work week were established over a century ago, and back then one person could work those...
At a time when borrowers are increasingly struggling to pay off their debts, a new monopoly is coming to federal student loans that could be challenging for the debt-holders and risky for the government. The Trump administration has put its stamp on...
The details of President Donald Trump’s first major budget proposal have been slowly coming to light in a series of overnight reports by The Washington Post, Associated Press and Bloomberg News, and it looks about like you'd expect it...
This might be the last straw. During his campaign Donald Trump was heavy on protectionist trade policy rhetoric, threatening to slap tariffs on imports of foreign goods to protect U.S. manufacturers from having to compete on price with more affordable...
Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the...