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Anger Mounts Over Democrats' Refusal to Address Jobless Aid Crisis

Progressive critics warn failure to bolster the unemployment system during the pandemic "is a shocking dereliction of responsibility."

Jake Johnson ·


Dear Joe Manchin: $3.5 Trillion Is Not Much Money

The bottom line is that the multi-trillion-dollar price tag of the Democrat's reconciliation plan is affordable, even modest, compared with the nation's vast income and wealth. The rich and the corporations need to be called to account.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


'Happy Labor Day Everyone!': Millions Lose Unemployment Aid on Worker Holiday

Anger and warnings of looming "calamity" for tens of millions as federal assistance programs for jobless Americans come to an end.

Jon Queally ·


Democracy is Dying. Unions Can Help Save It.

To defend its democracy, the right of workers to organize must be strengthened and passage of the PRO Act is an urgent priority.

Todd E. Vachon ·


'Catastrophe' Feared as 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Jobless Aid in 3 Days

"Millions will suffer as they lose this critical source of income and the loss of spending will suppress job growth."

Jake Johnson ·


Black Labor Leaders and Worker Advocates Reflect on This Pandemic and What Comes Next

"This moment is key for us to rebuild the kind of world we need in order to thrive," says Allison Julian of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Sarah Anderson ·


Taxing Just 7 Billionaires Could Pay for Third of $3.5 Trillion Spending Package

Democrats want to spend $3.5 trillion on jobs and infrastructure. A third of that could be covered by just seven billionaires.

Bob Lord ·


Free Lunch Doesn't 'Spoil' Schoolchildren

A Wisconsin school district's decision exemplified the "mean" in means-testing.

Sarah Jones ·


Our ‘Trillion-Dollar Seven’: Can We Summon the Courage to Tax Them?

The billions our billionaires are grabbing currently face a next-to-nothing tax rate.

Bob Lord ·


Billionaires Need to Get on Board With More Taxes or Expect the Pitchforks

The super-rich have made a killing off of the pandemic. It's time to tax the hell out of them to pay for programs that serve the working class.

Miles Kampf-Lassin ·

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