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The Battles Have Changed, but the Fight Remains the Same

Amb. Andrew J. Young | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Amb. Andrew J. Young

America must return to the vision of Dr. King, recognizing that our economic, political, and social systems are inter-dependent. We ultimately cannot prosper alone. Either we all prosper together, or we do not prosper at all.

Martin Luther King III Speaks Out on NYC Living Wage Campaign

Amy Traub | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed 43 years ago today. The assassination occurred as he was supporting a strike of municipal sanitation workers, st...

New York City's War on Public Workers

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

New York's public sector workers have become convenient scapegoats for the budget problems caused by the nation's Wall Street induced economic collapse.

Living Wage Fight Revitalized in New York City

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

In a city starkly divided between the haves and have nots, community activists are demanding an honest day's pay for New Yorkers who work at businesses profiting on the taxpayers' dime.

City Council Stands Up for Living Wage, Shuts Down Armory Project

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

In a vote that could affect how development deals are negotiated in New York, the City Council's Land Use Committee voted to reject the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.

What If The Middle-Class Ruled?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Lawmakers should use the current crisis as an opportunity to usher in a new era of middle-class American rule.

Who Cares About New York?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Urban America is resurgent and hearing the stories -- both good and bad -- from its diverse environs will help city dwellers and suburbanites alike better understand the nation's economic challenges.

A Congressional Ultimatum for CEOs

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

This morning, Senator Chris Dodd warned that Congress might take a step that would send shivers down the spines of every CEO: federal caps on executive pay.

How Obama Can Win Over 'Women for the Change We Need'

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

New Jersey will be only the third state in the nation to guarantee paid family leave.

Jason Linkins

Middle Class Supports Key Progressive Policies, Study Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress is touting an encouraging study from the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy that indicates that wide swaths of middle-class American...

Obama's Gender Agenda

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

I decided to compile a list of top things Obama can do to advance women's rights when he becomes president. Here's the final tally.

Redefining "Disability" for the Benefit of Workers.

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arlene M. Roberts

The arrival of a newborn is usually joyous. But the mood is often tempered by the reality of time off from work. Paid family leave is the logical solution, but logic does not always prevail in legislative chambers.

The DMI Injustice Index: Can You Afford to Get Sick?

Andrea Batista Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Batista Schlesinger

Percentage of employees without paid sick leave who say they cannot afford to take unpaid time off work when they become ill: 58