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Richard Trumka Explains How Unions Close The Wage Gap For Women
From this Tuesday's The Economy Summit hosted by The Atlantic, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka explains to Margaret Carlson how just belonging to a union closes the wage gap for women. Read more...
Bob Corker Wants A Race To The Bottom For Tennessee Workers
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker's lies and threats to the VW workers in his state over unionization may have just guaranteed they won't build in the anti-union south again any time soon. Read more...
Colbert: McDonald's Budget For Minimum Wage Employees Proves They Don't Care About Math
As we already discussed here, with fast food workers across the country organizing strikes to demand a living wage, fighting against the likes of the Koch brothers and their ilk, who don't think we need any minimum wage at all, Stephen Colbert took McDonald's to task for their financial advice website for employees. Read more...
If you’re the CEO of a major company today, you make, on average, about 273 times more than the average worker. That’s according to a recent analysis by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) of the CEO-to-worker pay ratio at top 350 firms. The average pay, EPI found, was $14.1 million in 2012, up 12.7 percent from 2011. Read more...
The economic "recovery" just keeps getting worse for the average worker, with the biggest drop in hourly pay on record. Read more...

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In an extended essay, Bill shares striking extremes of wealth and poverty across the country. Read more...
Only on Fox would unemployment insurance be presented as "cruel" because it “deters” workers from getting hired at low-paying jobs. Read more...
“What Democrats ought to be proposing, and even Republicans ought to be proposing, is to say, ‘Let’s just repeal the sequester,’” Reich says. Read more...
When the greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior on Wall Street drove this country into the deepest recession since the 1930s, the largest financial institutions in the United States took every advantage of being American. They just loved their country - and the willingness of the American people to provide them with the largest bailout in world history. In 2008, Congress approved a $700 billion gift to Wall Street. Another $16 trillion in virtually zero interest loans and other financial assistance came from the Federal Reserve. America. What a great country. Read more...
I am really excited that the long overdue battle over immigration reform and a path to citizenship has finally begun in earnest. While I am heartsick at the reason, it is good news that common sense gun safety laws are once again being discussed in Read more...