The shutdown is painful, but it is also an opportunity for labor to take a stand.
New kinds of work require new ideas — and new ways of organizing.
The tipping initiative by Maria Shriver sidesteps Marriott’s responsibility to pay its housekeepers a living wage.
Poverty is not, after all, a cultural aberration or a character flaw. Poverty is a shortage of money.
The recent Census data on poverty in America hide as much as they reveal.
The economic crisis is still on the rise for millions of Americans, while at the same time the social safety net is failing to support many of them.
Our ‘social safety net’ isn’t holding up at a time when we need it most.
African Americans are taking on the brunt of the recession with disproportionately high rates of unemployment and foreclosure.
Left out of the commentary on race and class over the Gates affair has been talk of the increasing impoverishment — or, we should say, re-impoverishment — of African Americans as a group.
The American taxpayer, reeling from the economic meltdown, doesn’t feel like subsidizing lavish jets and bonuses any more.
Here’s a detailed call for the stimulus plan to include a program that will support artists and writers.