Since 2008, the average Wall Street bonus has climbed by more than 75 percent, compared to just a 54 percent increase in average earnings of all private sector workers and a 42 percent rise in manufacturing wages. If the minimum wage had increased as much as Wall Street bonuses since 1985, it would be worth $42.37 today.
Should our tax system be discouraging automation or leveling the tax playing field between workers and machines?
New York’s essential workers have been excluded from relief and benefits. The Fund Excluded Workers Coalition is fighting to change that.
Among care advocates, equitable paid leave policy needs to meet the triple A standard: Accessible, affordable, and adequate.
Our economic and racial divides grew even wider in 2021, but there are signs of hope for a more equitable future.
Student workers keep Columbia University running, yet many struggle to make ends meet in one of the most expensive cities in the country.
This worker-driven organizing victory could pave the way for future debt relief.
Better wages and health care may always face headwinds in Washington, but unions are striking to win them directly.
As the super-rich got richer, the most economically precarious have been pushed to the curb.
We asked nine leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates how to advance racial equity in the COVID recovery — and beyond. Here are their responses.
We don’t have to organize our economy around enterprises that pay CEOs over 1,000 times what workers make.
And that senator is using his gavel to boost a bill that ups taxes on firms that pay executives outrageously more than their workers.
The PRO Act would establish a baseline for ensuring that working people can fight for and win transformative climate policies that benefit everyone.
Unions don’t just raise worker wages. They help flatten grand private plutocratic fortunes.
In Arizona, two universities are spearheading an effort to unionize the entire state’s higher education workforce.