Division and diversion help the one percent capture government, securing policies that further enrich the rich, like trickle-down economics under which no benefits ever actually descend, bailouts for Wall Street but not Main Street and job-destroying trade deals like NAFTA and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
They claim to be Christians, but rather than preaching tolerance and love, they demonize other religious groups.
If events continue to head in the current direction we may see a 2016 presidential race that minimizes economic concerns. That would be very unusual. It would also be very good for Republicans and not-so-good for Democrats.
McDonald's is gross and greasy. But my humiliation, and that of my friends and my family, wasn't because I made burgers. It was because I was supposed to be "better" than that. I realized this attitude was way more gross than shoveling fries. Because I am not better than a McDonald's worker.
If we have successful working models in wealthy countries of Democratic Socialism, what exactly is our objection to it? Are we afraid we'll have so much winning we'll get bored with winning? Why are we so moved when everyone contributes what they can to save George (and their town, btw) but so offended by the idea that the rich can afford to pitch in more to save their fellow citizens (and country, btw).
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to offer gratitude to those who step in to care for their loved ones when they need it most. It is work that requires a great deal of self-sacrifice, and it often goes unnoticed. In November we take time to recognize family caregivers for the role they play in protecting the independence and dignity of so many Americans.
Last summer, the LA City Council adopted a law to establish a citywide minimum wage. As a result, LA's minimum wage will be $10.50 an hour starting in January and will increase gradually to $15 an hour by 2020. After that, it will increase annually by the rate of inflation.
Love or hate it, shopping is our national pastime. It's even easier now that you can do it in your pajamas in front of your computer, or on the phone in between texting while driving. But for many, those new black shopping days signify a time of worry -- maybe even desperation.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to take real action to improve the lives of others. Too often we accept inaction and current realities because we feel helpless or hopeless to make positive change.
Recently, New York's Governor Cuomo announced he will establish a mandatory $15 minimum wage for all state workers. New York has one of the largest in...
Raising the minimum wage is both an economic and a moral issue. The economics are clear: Gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 over five years will lift families out of poverty, improve the local economy, and help students overcome obstacles to success in school.
This week's talking points are all, essentially, rebuttals to the biggest nonsense espoused on the stage of the fourth Republican debate. It was hard to pick only seven, as there was a bumper crop of nonsense in this particular debate, so forgive us if your favorite didn't make the cut.
In a TMFS Rant, we discuss how at the Fox Business Channel Republican Presidential debate, Donald Trump, said he is against raising the minimum wage and, in fact, thinks wages are too high!
Talk of national support is a wonderful thing, and so is giving jobs to veterans, but this is about providing good jobs, not just any job. Through our hard work and sacrifices we, and countless other workers in retail, deserve better wages, better benefits and the opportunity to earn a better life.
A pervasive myth regarding low-wage workers is that they are just school kids or uneducated and lack ambition. This false narrative is worse than untrue -- it stigmatizes many good American workers and families.
On Tuesday, I'll be joining fast-food workers and other underpaid workers all across the country to demand higher wages and a voice on the job. We have a common fight, and when we stick together, we can win.