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Loony Economics: Republicans Blame Democrats for the Rise in Chipotle Burrito Prices

It would have been possible for Chipotle to avoid raising its burrito prices by paying its executives less. But Chipotle decided otherwise.

Robert Reich ·


Poor People’s Campaign Marches on Washington to ‘Blunt the Political Effects of Wealth Inequality’

West Virginia and Kentucky activists vow to continue pressing Manchin and McConnell on democracy and economic reforms.

Rebekah Entralgo ·


A Simple Solution to the Labor Shortage: Raise Wages

If you treat employees as cheap, then that's what you'll get. But if you view them as valuable assets, then that's what they'll be—and you'll all be better off.

Jim Hightower ·


Why Kicking Your Workers Is Bad for Business

Fast food depends on low wages and high turnover. That’s not just wrong, new research says—it’s lousy for business.

Sam Pizzigati ·


Now Comes the Reckoning: Black Lives Matter Hits the Labor Movement

Dispatch from the front lines of the war on caregivers.

Oliver Broudy ·


There's No Restaurant Worker Shortage, Only a Shortage of Safe Jobs With Adequate Pay

If you believe in its omniscience, the market is signaling corporations and businesses that employers must offer more.

John Buell ·


GOP United in Action To Keep Workers Down

Republican governors in state after state are cutting off the federal aid. They'd rather turn away free money than relieve pressure on the poor. 

Laura Flanders ·


If the Democrats Don't Pick Up the Pace All Could Be Lost

Democrats have to get rid of the Senate filibuster and stop worrying about bipartisanship.

Robert Reich ·


Fight for $15, Undeterred by McDonald's Raises for Some Workers, Says US Strike Still On for May 19

The pay hike only applies to company-owned restaurants, leaving out employees at 95% of all U.S. locations.

Jessica Corbett ·


Dear Employers: People Don't Want to Work for Starvation Wages

It’s not that people don’t want to work—it's that they don’t want to work for so little.

Rebekah Entralgo ·

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