Day Of Typical CEO Pays More Than Year For Typical Worker

By Leo Gerard, Alternet.org -

Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, a day of revelry, gluttony, intoxication and showers of shiny plastic beads. It is the party to end all parties because it’s followed by Ash Wednesday, when Lenten [...]

Oil Giants See Future In Offshore Wind Power.

By Lindsey Gilpin, Insideclimatenews.org -

Transporting an offshore wind array from the factory floor to the ocean floor is no easy feat. Giant, specialized marine vessels must carry the blades and turbines—which sit atop rigs hundreds of [...]

Labour Unions Protest Against Tim Hortons’ Reaction To New Minimum Wage

By Staff, Labour-reporter.com -

TORONTO (CP) — Protesters rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Ontario Wednesday to show support for employees after some franchisees made benefits and break cuts after a minimum wage [...]

Iowa Fast-Food, Hospital Workers Protest Gov. Reynolds

Gov. Reynolds and Republican state lawmakers have waged a string of attacks on workers’ unions in recent years. Last February, then-Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill endorsed by then-Lt. [...]

Poll Shows Growing Public Opposition To NAFTA

By Jeff Ferry, Prosperousamerica.org -

An independent public opinion poll published late last year shows growing public awareness of US job loss due to imports, as well as growing public support of the view that NAFTA has been bad for [...]

Amazon Is Hurting Independent Retailers And Chains

By Olivia LaVecchia, Ilsr.org -

The retail industry is experiencing significant upheaval. Online shopping is expanding rapidly, many national chains have closed locations and even declared bankruptcy, and malls are going dark [...]

Seattle: Diverse Coalition Emerging Around Public Banking

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Activists as diverse as Black Lives Matter, local tribal members of the Standing Rock Coalition, 350.org, Democratic Socialists, and MLK County Labor council, as well as several experienced [...]

The Free Market Made Us Do It!

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

Apologists for the many millions in compensation that America’s largest corporations regularly dole out to their top executives have essentially one basic, all-purpose go-to defense. America’s [...]

Inside The Deadly World Of Private Garbage Collection

By Kiera Feldman, MLK50.com -

In New York City overall, private sanitation trucks killed seven people in 2017. By contrast, city municipal sanitation trucks haven’t caused a fatality since 2014. Pedestrians aren’t the only [...]

Why Are Young People Joining Cooperatives?

By Nithin Coca, Shareable.net -

For many, cooperatives represent the past, not the future. But young people around the globe are challenging that notion. At the International Cooperative Alliance Conference, held in November in [...]

Building Single-Payer Health System: Lessons From Taiwan’s Turnaround

By Michael Corcoran, Truthout.org -

There are obvious reasons why some people in the United States oppose the prospect of single-payer health care. Taking the profit out of health care -- a moral imperative and the norm [...]

Seattle: Diverse Coalition Emerging Around Public Banking

By Sarah Brink, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Activists as diverse as Black Lives Matter, local tribal members of the Standing Rock Coalition, 350.org, Democratic Socialists, and MLK County Labor council, as well as several experienced [...]

The Unemployment Conspiracy

By Bruce Lesnick, Counterpunch.org -

Real unemployment in the U.S. today hovers around 8.3%, afflicting more than 17 million people. This is roughly equivalent to the combined populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and [...]

An SF City Bank Is Not Only Possible — It’s A Great Idea

By Tim Redmond, 48hills.org -

San Francisco faces no legal obstacles and no significant policy problems with creating a municipal bank, a recent report from the city’s budget and legislative analyst concludes. The report, [...]

More Power To The Workers

By Jon Rynn, Economicreconstruction.org -

Melman always had a two-track intellectual focus, writing about both the military and the economy. The two concepts were intertwined in his books about the deleterious economic effects of [...]