As Americans continue to face flat wages and shrinking family incomes, President Obama can act on his own to boost take-home pay and job quality for millions of working families.
It is possible for everyone to lead a decent, secure life, but it will require limiting the privileges of the wealthy. Achieving that goal will not be easy or fast. It requires unity and trust across traditional religious, racial and ethnic divisions.
The people of North Carolina have not taken our state leaders' massive overreaches lightly. We have stood up, time and time again, against the hateful legislation that our state has passed, and we have watched as courts have rightfully declared those laws unconstitutional.
The need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage should be a primary topic of discussion in every freshman economics class because living wages ar...
There are tens of thousands of healthcare workers throughout New York's nursing homes, clinics, hospitals and pharmacies who make less than $15 and are struggling to survive.
Growing numbers of businesses across Long Island are standing with the governor because they recognize that Long Island's workers are also its consumers, and a significant raise for them is exactly what local businesses need to grow and thrive together.
Only one candidate -- Bernie Sanders -- has endorsed the call for a $15 federal minimum wage by 2020 through the Pay Workers a Living Wage Act. Hillary Clinton backs a modest $12 wage, while some Republicans have called to lower or even eliminate the minimum wage altogether.
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Nearly a year ago, the eyes of the world turned to Baltimore City. People caught a glimpse of how poverty can ravage a community. Baltimore may have brought these struggles to the fore. But no older American city can escape the wrenching effects of inter-generational poverty.
Cuomo's people argue the first priority is still fixing the state's problem of hardworking people "living in poverty," but a legal adviser to the governor tells the AP they're happy to look at addressing the industry's concerns.
The U.S. Census Bureau deems "30 percent rule" a guideline for the portion of income a family can spend for rent and still have enough left over for other nondiscretionary spending.
Although his opponents seek to paint him as too far left, Bernie Sanders' views are mainstream. Hillary Clinton argued that Sanders' ideas are not realistic and too expensive. "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," Clinton said. In fact, the ideas that Sanders has injected into the campaign are hardly radical. Sanders is in sync with the majority of Americans on most key issues.
Right now, despite many bank CEOs making tens of millions of dollars each year, the average bank teller makes just $25,800. Here in New York, 39 percent of bank tellers are forced to rely on public assistance programs just to make ends meet. This is morally wrong, yes, but it's also just bad business.
I'm a lifelong resident of Flint, Michigan, and a lifelong fast-food worker. That means my tap water is toxic, and my paycheck is too small to afford a safe alternative.
In our proudest moments, New Yorkers have set the standard for all Americans to follow. The vote before our state Senate is another occasion for New Yorkers to come together, prove the doubters wrong and demand a better life for ourselves and our families.
When a person working 40 hours a week can't cover the basic costs of living, there's something deeply wrong with our economic system. Paying workers fairly isn't just the right thing to do, it's what makes our communities and businesses thrive.