"Past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype." So Congress and the public need as much time as it takes to evaluate TPP, and must be allowed to fix problems that might turn up in that time.
Silicon Valley companies pay a lot at the top and almost nothing at the bottom. And the top is mostly white and male; the bottom is mostly people of color. Here's how workers are successfully organizing for a better deal.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took a whack at the "monsters of money" at this year's World Economic Forum and at the financial networks for worshiping CEOs like rock stars.
Along with killing jobs and increasing our trade deficit, these deals are a lot of what drives the increase in inequality.
Less than 7% of American workers in private workforce have a union. They are on their own. No wonder corporate profits capturing record portion national income and workers' wages record lows.
The rules set down in our democracy can’t be enforced unless We the People can organize to be powerful enough to overcome the great wealth and power of a few ultra-billionaires and their corporations.
As unions lost ground, under relentless corporate attack, so too did the middle class. We won't be able to recreate shared prosperity without reviving worker power at workplace and in our politics.
If conservatives truly believe that welfare programs are enslaving people, it is their policies that forced them onto public assistance programs in the first place.
We know extreme economic inequality curdles into extreme political inequality. The question is whether the democracy can still curb the plutocrats. It won't be easy.
The AFL-CIO has released this year’s 2014 Executive PayWatch at www.PayWatch.org, a “comprehensive searchable online database tracking the excessive pay of CEOs of the nation’s largest companies.”