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Minimum Wage Would Be $44 Today If It Had Increased at Same Rate as Wall St. Bonuses: Analysis

"Since 1985, the average Wall Street bonus has increased 1,217%, from $13,970 to $184,000 in 2020."

Jake Johnson ·


'What You're Doing Is Historical!' Bernie Sanders Rallies With Amazon Workers in Alabama

"If history teaches us anything, it is that big money interests do not just give you anything," the senator said in support of the union drive in Bessemer. "You've got to stand up and you've got to fight for it."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Focus on Structural Power': Lawmakers Told to Press Big Tech CEOs on 'Toxic' Business Model

"Tech CEOs want to talk about their content policies and moderation efforts—because they know their core business models are indefensible."

Jake Johnson ·


From Space Force to F-35s, Congress Given Specific Path to Cut Pentagon Budget by $80 Billion

"We have a choice: funnel countless trillions of dollars into weapons of war and Pentagon waste, or put our resources toward efforts that will actually make the world safer for all of us."

Kenny Stancil ·


'This Is Tax Evasion': Richest 1% of US Households Don't Report 21% of Their Income, Analysis Finds

"We estimate that 36% of federal income taxes unpaid are owed by the top 1%."

Jake Johnson ·


'Not in 2030 or 2050...Now!': Climate Strikers Worldwide Demand Urgent Action

Returning to the streets a year into the coronavirus pandemic, youth campaigners are calling for "no more empty promises."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Everyone In, Nobody Out': Jayapal, Dingell Introduce Medicare for All Act With 112 Co-Sponsors

"A system that prioritizes profits over patients and ties coverage to employment was no match for a global pandemic and will never meet the needs of our people."

Brett Wilkins ·


Medicare for All Would Have Prevented Hundreds of Thousands of Covid Deaths: New Report

"We need to be prepared for the next pandemic, and we can't be under the current for-profit system."

Jake Johnson ·


278 GOP Lawmakers Voted for Trump Tax Scam, But 0 Voted for Covid Relief

The political lesson is that today's Democrats can gain political majorities by raising the wages of both middle class and poor voters, while fighting Republican efforts to suppress the votes of likely Democrats. 

Robert Reich ·


$15 Minimum Wage Would Lift Millions Out of Poverty, Says... Wall Street Giant Morgan Stanley

"The social benefits to lifting real wages of lower-income earners and millions out of poverty are substantial."

Jake Johnson ·

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