Draining the Swamp: A How-To Guide

Draining the Swamp: A How-To Guide

When President-elect Donald Trump talked about “draining the swamp,” it evoked the way Bernie Sanders talks about how the system is rigged. Many Americans believe — with good reason — that powerful corporate lobbyists, elites, and other moneyed interests...
Dishing out Poverty Wages on Capitol Hill

Dishing out Poverty Wages on Capitol Hill

In 2008 Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein declared: “There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business.” For the first time, the Senate had voted to privatize the restaurants and other food services on the...
Fight for $15 in ’15

Fight for $15 in ’15

Looking for some good news on the job front? This should be a big year for the “Fight for $15,” a national movement to turn low-wage jobs into “living wage” jobs that pay enough to lift workers out of poverty. The movement got a big push in...
What Obama Should Order Next: Paycheck Fairness

What Obama Should Order Next: Paycheck Fairness

When President Barack Obama talked about pay equity in his State of the Union speech last month and connected the dots between gender and low-wage work, advocates in the audience were ecstatic. Representative Rosa DeLauro, lead sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act...
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