To me, patriotism isn't just about celebrating our strengths; it's also about getting real about where we can -- and must -- do better.
High school kids have a far greater chance of having no summer job or even an after-school job than at any time in the recent past. They are being squeezed out of those jobs by college-age and older workers.
The workers ringing up your meatballs and helping you find shelving units on your next trip to Ikea will have something to smile about starting next year: higher pay.
Too often, hard working and well meaning conservatives fall into the "blame trap" set by their rich and powerful brethren, who blame the powerless, instead of themselves for the economic woes of society.
It is crucial for everyone to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot... even in midterm elections like the one coming up in November. After all the ballots are counted, someone is going to win whether you take part or not.
When does justice delayed become justice denied? For the nation's 2 million home care workers, that time may be here. But states have the power to rectify the situation, and they should.
Decades ago, FDR chose the right path for our country and prevailed in the face of opposition determined to block a fair wage for our workers.
Pope Francis is summoning Catholics -- and all persons of good will -- to heed this message and to take action. And in the United States, no one has taken this call more to heart than the Nuns on the Bus.
As of July 1, California's minimum wage will go from $8/hour to $9/hour. And by 2016, that wage will be $10. But here's the thing: inflation. AB 10 will never move families of three or four above the federal poverty line. We're going backwards. But we don't have to.
Following the progress of the latest anti-labor lawsuit, Harris v. Quinn, I'm reminded of the story of a homecare worker named Evelyn. She had recentl...
Restaurant workers and their pay have been making headlines for nearly a year now as fast-food employees protest for higher wages and the Obama Administration attempts to increase the minimum for all workers. Here's what you need to know about minimum wage.
President Barack Obama blogs for HuffPost.
The influence of money in our political system isn't inescapable, and we should look to the states to find effective measures to curb the power of money. However, as Fredrick Douglass noted, "Power cedes nothing without demand." Simply knowing what works isn't enough. We need
A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms who wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it.
It's crucial that we help working families who are quickly falling further and further behind.
The International Monetary Fund just came out with a depressing prognosis for US economic growth -- 2 percent this year, and maybe 3 percent next year? Why? A too-bad winter, slowdown in the housing market, and stagnant wages, said the report.