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Payrolls Rise Solidly As Jobless Rate Reaches 9-Year Low

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - U.S. employers boosted hiring in November and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than nine-year low of 4.6 percent,...

Latina Equal Pay Day: Women's Campaigns For Economic Justice Go On After Election Day

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 11.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

Latina Equal Pay Day 2016 is Tuesday, November 1. This Day of Action commemorates the fact that Latinas are paid 54 cents on the dollar to while, male...

Five Facts You Should Know About the US-South Korea Alliance But Don't

Thomas Byrne | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Thomas Byrne

Since the Korean War ended six decades ago, the United States and South Korea have built an enduring alliance founded on mutual interests and shared p...

This Is The Last Chance For Candidates To Discuss An Agenda For Working Families, Especially Latinos

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 10.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

Can we please discuss important policy decisions that have the potential to improve the lives of millions of workers and their families?

Applauding Governor Brown: Quality Work Conditions Enable Quality Caregiving

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 10.13.2016 | Technology
Sherwin Sheik

Job burnout is precarious in any industry. But when it comes to the business of caregiving, the dignity and security of our families is at stake. Simply put, quality work conditions enable quality care.

Secrets In Plain View: Obamacare Is Working

Dean Baker | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

Most people would consider it pretty bad luck if they had three inches of rain dumped on their city in a 24-hour period. That is, unless they had just missed being hit by a hurricane. That analogy captures how we should feel about Obamacare.

Emerging From The Great Recession

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was some rather important economic news yesterday, which could be summed up as "things are getting better."

Labor Day 2016: Moderate Progress In Last Year

Dean Baker | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

We have had some good news for working people in the last year, but there are many clouds on the horizon. Workers have a long way to go before they get back their share of the pie and the path will not be easy.

Who Benefits From Strong Unions? Everyone.

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

As we approach Labor Day, we should all remember the words of the late, great US Senator Paul Wellstone, "We all do better when we all do better." This clearly is the mission of the labor movement.

The Job Market Is Improving, But Wages Should Be Growing Faster

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Aaron Pacitti

We are at a political and economic crossroads. Failure to address pressing economic needs such as low wage growth will lead to stagnation and reactionary political extremism.

Are clergy underpaid? New study reveals rising wages, shorter hours and a diminishing wage gap

David Briggs | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

The wages of battling sin are getting better for men and women of the cloth. Non-Catholic clergy have experienced significant increases in income eve...

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

Why We're Hardwired to Believe in the American Dream

Helen Zhao | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Helen Zhao

Despite the deteriorating health of the American dream, many still feel just as strongly about it. In a Pew Research Center survey, 64 percent of re...

Can Companies Pay Less By Doing Good?

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

By Vanessa C. Burbano Based on "Social Responsibility Messages and Worker Wage Requirements: Field Experimental Evidence from Online Labor Marketplac...

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Tries to Nibble to Get More for Less

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you think you have wrapped up a deal with a client for a certain amount, but then the client asks for a series of extras - usually over a period of time rather than all at once?

Are You Earning Less Than You Think At Your Job? Probably!

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

Remember your first real job, when you stopped earning $7.25 an hour at the neighborhood's fast food chain and started negotiating a yearly salary? I bet you felt like a millionaire. I know I did. My first job out of college paid around $50,000. Almost $1,000 a week, or $25 an hour! That was more money than I had ever made. But after working for a few months, it didn't seem like there was much more money flowing in than before.

Disparity Rides

Doug Levitt | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Doug Levitt

This month marks the 55th anniversary of the Freedom Rides on interstate buses that shocked the conscience of the nation and helped bring about an end to legal segregation. These days, the trials facing many Greyhound riders who fill the 55 seats on any given bus, while different, should also shock the conscience of the nation.

Two Percent Unemployment

Paul A. London | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Paul A. London

Real full employment would be better than a hundred government programs for working people. Many of them, and especially white men, are angry because ...

Overtime Pay Gives Working Families a Boost

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Overtime protections are a fundamental part of being a worker in America. If an employer asks you to put in extra hours at work, your employer should pay you extra, too, regardless of whether you receive an hourly wage or a salary.

Increasing Wages for Home Health Aides, Part 2: New York's Public-Private Collaboration Points the Way to a Solution

Marki Flannery | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

I look forward to continuing positive results as we address the problem together, in a way that ensures that the comfort, security and reassurance of a home health aide's daily care is available for all of our loved ones, if and when they need it.

What's Killing the American Middle Class?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's true that the middle class is dying, but not from natural causes. It's being killed. What -- and, for that matter, who -- is responsible for its slow death?

While Trump Dumps on Women, Clinton Lifts Parents and Kids

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ethan Rome

This election shouldn't be about the past, about looking backward and going backwards. It should be about the future. And that's what's at stake - building an America that's even better than the one we have now.

Donald Trump and the Second Death of the Invisible Hand

Carl Pope | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Carl Pope

The Indiana primary, pivoting as it did on trade, signaled something else: the elaborate faith in a set of invisible hands that underpinned much of modern conservatism, has lost its grip on a huge swathe of the electorate.

Could Knowing How Much Your Coworker Earns Help Close the Gender Pay Gap?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Pay transparency laws represent the latest effort to close the gap, which has remained stubbornly in place for decades. But will they be effective?

It's Time Undergrads Care About Graduate Student Unions

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 04.28.2016 | College
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

I ask you, fellow undergrads, to please start caring about grad student unions, at your school and all schools nationwide. As long as we benefit from the tireless labor of grad student workers on our campuses, this is our problem.