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Task Force on Middle Class Working Families

An Oldie, but not so Goodie: Updating the U.S. Poverty Measure

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

There has been a lot of sexy talk about cutting poverty in half over the next 10 years. How is that going to happen if we don't have an accurate measure of how many poor people there are living in the US.

Unions Hold Firm on Employee Free Choice Act, Buoyed by Tough Ads, White House Support

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

An aggressive new ad campaign launched Sunday against the lies about the Employee Free Choice Act have clearly boosted the union cause.

President Obama Wants You to Join the Union

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

On Friday, President Obama, a onetime organizer, had more words to say about unions, and they were the kind of explicit endorsement that we literally haven't heard from a president since FDR's day.