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From a general macroeconomic perspective, raising the minimum wage in a period of depressed consumer demand is smart policy. (Photo: SEIU) Views
Now Is Still a Good Time to Raise the Minimum Wage
Higher minimum wages disproportionately benefit women workers and workers of color, both of whom are disproportionately represented in frontline industries and "essential" jobs.
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Calling Pandemic a 'Pivotal Moment' to Make Lasting Changes for Families, Economists Demand $50 Billion In Relief for Child Care Industry
"We believe that an effective government response to the child care crisis will play a vital role in the reopening of workplaces and the ability of parents to participate in an equitable recovery."
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The history of policing in the United States is also deeply tied to the exploitation of Black workers. (Photo: Dave Bledsoe/flickr/cc) Views
Beyond Police Reform: Why We Must Transform Pervasive Systems of Economic and Carceral Injustice
In a nation that says it "cannot breathe," we much reach deep down for fundamental change.
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The Constitution’s guarantee of free speech isn’t limited to speech we agree with. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Those Who Exercise Free Speech Should Also Defend It—Even When It's Offensive
As path-breaking activists in the antiwar, labor, women’s rights and civil rights movements witnessed, proponents of social change have the strongest stake protecting speech that is unpopular, or even deemed dangerous.
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With 'Systemic Violations' of Worker Rights, US Comes in Dead Last in Labor Rankings of Wealthy Nations
The U.S. was identified as a country where "the government and/or companies are engaged in serious efforts to crush the collective voice of workers, putting fundamental rights under threat."
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Over Three Months Into Pandemic and Job Losses Remain at Historic Levels
More than one in five workers are either on unemployment benefits or are waiting to get on
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'Huge Victory for LGBTQ Equality' as US Supreme Court Affirms Workplace Protections
"The court has caught up to the majority of our country, which already knows that discriminating against LGBTQ people is both unfair and against the law."
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Women Across Switzerland Share in 'Mass Scream' to Denounce Wage Inequality and Domestic Violence
"In 2020 women are still in need to go to the streets and stage 'mass scream' over domestic violence and the gender pay gap... Why on earth?"
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Degrowth calls for a fundamental restructuring of the economy to reduce its ecological impact and improve well-being by abolishing economic growth as a social objective. (Photo: Piotr Chrobot/Unsplash, CC BY-SA) Views
Economic Growth Can't Go Back to Normal If We Are to Solve the Ecological Crisis
Most scientists agree that an unprecedented economic transformation is now needed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and avert climate breakdown.
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Labor Bureau Says 'Misclassification Error' Is Making Unemployment Rate Look Lower Than It Really Is
"Long story short, BLS is telling us that we're at 16 percent unemployment."
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