Vote Yes: A Historic CUNY Labor Contract

By Luke Elliott-Negri, Gotham Gazette -

Adjuncts across the country have been organizing in recent years, at universities like Tufts, George Washington, and many more. They are fighting for better pay, job security, benefits, and other [...]

Efforts To Claw Back Stolen Wages Painfully Slow, As California Employers Who Cheat Workers Often Get Away With It

By Eli Wolfe, Fairwarning.org -

In February, when California labor officials announced the biggest wage theft case against a private company in state history, they made sure to include a warning for all bosses: “Stealing earned [...]

In Stockton, Early Clues Emerge About Impact Of Guaranteed Income

By Sarah Holder, Citylab.com -

A totaled car. A mother with cancer. Two kids at home, with field trips and Quinceañera outfits and football gear to pay for. Rent bills of $1,250 due each month. Two jobs—one part-time—both [...]

Paying The Boss 1,000 Times More Than A Worker Encourages Corporate Recklessness

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

Back in the 1960s and into the 1970s, few American corporate chief executives pocketed more than 40 or 50 times what they paid their workers. That divide looks quaint by today’s standards, but [...]

Red States Cut Worker Pay By $1.5 Billion

By Negin Owliaei, Otherwords.org -

Last month, the House voted to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. If the Senate passes the bill, it would be the first federal minimum wage increase in more than a decade — far [...]

CEO Compensation Has Grown 940% Since 1978

By Lawrence Mishel and Julia Wolfe, Epi.org -

What this report finds: The increased focus on growing inequality has led to an increased focus on CEO pay. Corporate boards running America’s largest public firms are giving top executives [...]

Health Care Is Gobbling Up Your Wages

By Bob Herman, Axios.com -

American incomes have barely changed over the past 20 years on an inflation-adjusted basis, and that's due in large part to the exploding costs of health coverage. The big picture: More people [...]

5 Ways The Economy Is Stacked Against Young People

By Josh Hoxie, Otherwords.org -

Today’s rising generation earns 20 percent less than their parents did at their age, despite being better educated and more productive. In fact, millennials are on track to become the first [...]

Kentucky Miners Are Blocking a Coal Train, Demanding Their Stolen Wages

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labornotes. -

Harlan County, Kentucky, is probably best known for the hard-fought strikes in its coal mines in the 1930s and 1970s. Today the remaining mines are nonunion. But evidently the local spirit of [...]

‘It Puts You Into A Process That Hugely Favors The Employer’

By Janine Jackson, Fair.org -

At the same time, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Popular Democracy describes the disturbing rise of a particular constraint on workers’ voices and their power. [...]

This Is The Longest The Federal Minimum Wage Has Ever Gone Without Being Raised

By Dave Jamieson, Huffpost.com -

Lawmakers set a new record Sunday by leaving the federal minimum wage untouched since July 24, 2009, the first year of former President Barack Obama’s first term. The rate hasn’t been increased [...]

In An Unequal America, Empathy, Not Just Housing, Has Become Too Pricey

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

In our daily lives, as anyone who keeps a household budget can attest, the unexpected happens all the time. A refrigerator evaporator fan motor fails. Some part on your car you never realized [...]

Amid Declining Real Wages, Strikes In US Escalate

By Jerry White, Wsws.org -

In the midst of an intensifying political crisis in Washington and the Trump administration’s virulent attacks on immigrants, trade war measures and war threats against Iran and Venezuela, the [...]

Terri Sewell, The Worst Of The Black Caucus, Subverts $15 Wage Bill

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

Rep.Terri Sewell, who has wallowed at the bottom of the barrel of the Congressional Black Caucus ever since she won election to her Alabama Black Belt seat in 2010, is stooping to new lows. [...]

How Momentum Is Growing To Tax The Rich And Reduce Inequality

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In the middle of the last century, there was a large and secure working class. Then, changes to the tax structure distributed more and more of the wealth to the richest and hollowed out the [...]