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Labor Movement: We Need a Big National Strike Fund

More successful strikes help the entire labor movement. We should pay for them together.

Hamilton Nolan ·


Decaying Democracy and the Deadly Lag

Lag time is another phrase for the "democracy gap." It is the space between what most of the people want and need, and what those same passive people suffer and tolerate.

Ralph Nader ·


'Which Side Are You On?': Poor People's Campaign Pressures US Senate on Democracy and Justice

"Democracy versus autocracy is the battle of our time," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

Kenny Stancil ·


Living a Dignified Life Shouldn't Depend on Luck

I grew up poor and undocumented. Here's what I've learned.

Adriana Cadena ·


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 ·


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 ·


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

Dispatch from the front lines of the war on caregivers.

Oliver Broudy ·

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