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The High-Paid Media Types Are Unhappy Workers Are Demanding Fair Wages

For those of us who think that all workers should be able to get decent pay, have decent working conditions, and be treated with respect on the job, the idea that large numbers of workers now feel they can quit jobs they don’t like is really great news.
Dean Baker ·


'Unacceptable': Congressional Democrats Slam Biden's Refusal to Round Out FCC

"There's no good excuse," said Sen. Ben Ray Luján. "I'm absolutely fearful that what the administration is setting up is a 2-1 Republican majority FCC under a Democratic administration."

Kenny Stancil ·


Health Expert Urges Congress to 'Transform People's Lives' as Millions Face Persistent Financial Hardship

"Congress simply cannot let this opportunity pass," wrote Dr. Richard Besser of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation following the organization's survey showing that nearly 40% of households have struggled to afford basic needs in recent months.

Julia Conley ·


The US Has Become a Tax Haven for the Vile and the Vicious

The U.S. contribution to the global concentration of wealth, the Pandora Papers help us understand, has become frighteningly enormous.

Sam Pizzigati ·


Occupy Wall Street Was Good, But It Was Never Going to Be Good Enough

Social movements can create change, but need proper organizational structures to dismantle hegemonic power.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


This Isn't a Labor Shortage—It's a Strike by Workers Kicked in the Face by Low Wages for Too Long

A lot of those now out of work simply don’t want to return to backbreaking, low-wage shit jobs. Why should they?

Robert Reich ·


As Americans Demand Tax Reforms, Analysis Finds Top 1% Hold More Wealth Than Whole Middle Class

By comparison, in 1990 the top 1% held just 17% of the nation's wealth—less than half of the middle class' 36%.

Brett Wilkins ·


Oxfam Denounces Global Tax Deal as 'Dangerous Capitulation' to Corporate Dodgers

"It is a mockery of fairness that robs pandemic-ravaged developing countries of badly needed revenue."

Jake Johnson ·


Jobs Report Confirms Ending Unemployment Aid for 8 Million People Was a 'Complete Disaster'

The latest federal data, said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, should put "an end to the false myth that unemployment insurance benefits keep people from working."

Kenny Stancil ·


Omar Demands Release of Memo Detailing Biden's Authority to Cancel Student Debt

"With a single signature," the lawmaker and her colleagues wrote, "you can improve the economy, create new jobs, transform the lives of 45 million Americans, narrow the racial wealth gap, and maintain the trust of voters."

Julia Conley ·


The Democratic Party Ignores Middle America's Labor Crisis at Its Own Peril

By not organizing in decimated post-industrial towns, we're ceding ground to the right wing.

Hamilton Nolan ·

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