All Articles on Wages

People gather together to ask the McDonald’s corporation to raise workers wages to a $15 minimum wage as well as demanding the right to a union on May 23, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
The Biden Administration Can Reverse Much of Trump’s Bad Labor Policy Without Congress
The Trump administration has consistently advanced a pro-corporate, anti-worker agenda. It is critical that the Biden administration work with the same diligence from day one to reverse these actions.
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Instead of wasting energy on an ineffective wealth tax, progressives should concentrate on a three-pronged strategy. (Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images) Views
The Redistribution Games
Life is not the Olympics, where talent and training determine an athlete’s performance. It’s more like a Roman arena in which well-armed gladiators vanquish unarmed victims who lose not because they did not try hard enough, but because of the asymmetrical initial distribution of armor.
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The new proclamation looks to be mostly symbolic and is likely a political tactic to blame immigrants for high unemployment, despite that fact that they had nothing to do with causing it. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) Views
Trump’s Ban on Temporary Work Visas Is an Attempt to Scapegoat Immigrants During an Economic Collapse
Real reform would improve wages and working conditions.
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) advocates for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act on February 5, 2020. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Views
House Approves Worker Rights Bill in Face of Growing Labor Backlash Against Trickle-Down Policies
The PRO Act, which offers a pathway to increased power for the working class, passed the House with bipartisan support.
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If fully implemented, the 2017 tax cut will result in tax increases for most households in the bottom 80 percent. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Forget Trump's Lies, Here's the Real Economic State of the Union
Nothing has trickled down to average workers.
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The Great Depression: Unemployed men queued outside a soup kitchen in Chicago. Views
A Federal Job Guarantee Is a Crucial Tool to Fight Inequality
A new campaign is building support for proposals to ensure that everyone who wants to work can have a good, living wage job.
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Striking teachers, school staff, and supporters march through downtown Chicago on the ninth day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike on October 25, 2019. (Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)   Views
Over the Last Week, At Least 85,000 Workers Were Out on 13 Different Strikes
"Right now there is a movement of workers across the country who are taking back their power at a scale we have not seen in recent memory."
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Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets, stopping traffic and circling City Hall in a show support for the ongoing teachers strike on October 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)   Views
Chicago’s Citywide Strike Just Spread to Charter School Teachers
This is the first time that district and charter teachers have struck simultaneously in Chicago, an occasion marked by high energy and a raucous chorus of "Solidarity Forever" on the picket line.
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Striking United Auto Workers Union (UAW) members and supporters picket the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, Sept. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (Photo: Jim West/ZUMA Wire) Views
Most of Us Are Not Doing So Well: Numbers Crunching Working People
Our government’s and corporate media’s failure to capture the true extent of unemployment creates a distorted narrative about work that feeds bewilderment and self-recrimination.
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Sanders Rips 'Casual Cruelty That Motivates Trump and His Billionaire Friends' as White House Moves to Strip Free School Lunches From 500,000 Kids
"Trump is depriving 500,000 kids of their school lunches for no damn reason—even after 139 members of Congress warned him not to."
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