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Wage Stagnation

One Possible Legacy of the Northwestern Football Players

Arthur Fox | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Arthur Fox

What is important today is that the Northwestern media coverage is dramatizing, in a spectacular way, the fundamental need of workers to band together and collectively demand a seat at the economic table of Corporate America.

A Simple Way To Raise Women's Wages Without 'Leaning In'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

If we're going to close the pay gap between women and men, we could start by raising wages and curbing inequality for everyone. That's the upshot o...

Inequality: The Defining Challenge of Our Time

Arthur Fox | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Arthur Fox

Our middle class is not spending enough to keep everyone employed; they are not spending enough because they don't have the money to spend. A revival of the union movement, or something comparable to it, will be vital to the survival of the middle class and a revival of the economy.

New Year Reflections: The Character of the Task Before Us

David Coates | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
David Coates

The task before us in 2014 is nothing less than to find a route back to generalized prosperity amid the wreckage left in place by the collapse of the Reagan growth model and the rise of the globalized economy. The debate now underway about the relationship between full employment and income inequality is vital because progressives have to find -- and find quickly -- a set of economic policies that can credibly refute the sustained attempt by the GOP to take us back to the future. From conservative circles, we now face a coordinated campaign to intensify income inequality, to erode the welfare safety net, to undermine public services and to weaken still further already weak labor unions. For moral as well as for economic reasons, progressives have to challenge this conservative renaissance by developing a political program that explicitly and proudly combines job creation and inequality reduction, one that insists on greater income equality as the route to full employment.

Consensus on Census: America's Stuck in Reverse

Sarita Gupta | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We are one of the world's wealthiest democracies, and yet the people who make up the fabric of our population -- who serve our food, stock our warehouses, and take care of our loved ones -- barely make enough to survive.

One Big Reason To Worry Your Bachelor's Degree Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

Those with advanced degrees have experience substantial wage growth over the last 10 years. The same can't be said for people holding only bachelor's ...

Dave Jamieson

Working Poor Falling Further Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

If there's an economic recovery going on, Elizabeth Castillo hasn't seen the fruits of it. Castillo, 58, works as a home health aide in El Paso, Te...

Guess Whose Pay Is Growing 3 Times Faster Than Yours

Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

If you feel like your pay isn’t going up, then you’re probably not a CEO. CEO pay rose 8 percent on average last year, according to an analysi...

9 Indicators Showing Wall Street Is Out Of Touch With Reality

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high Tuesday and as The Huffington Post's Mark Gongloff will tell you, it doesn't really matter. That's ...

The Key to Prosperity: Manufacturing American Jobs

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears that the national conversation may be about to pivot from an almost obsessive concentration on big government and expense reduction to a concern for the well-being of the individual citizen and revenue generation.

Americans' Hourly Wages Haven't Changed AT ALL Over The Last Year

Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

Well here’s a depressing fact: Americans earning hourly wages didn’t see their average pay go up at all over the last year. Not even a little bit....

To End Poverty In America, We Need To Pay People Decent Wages

The New York Times | PETER EDELMAN | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

Ronald Reagan famously said, “We fought a war on poverty and poverty won.” With 46 million Americans — 15 percent of the population — now coun...

Yep, Research Confirms It: Bosses Love To Take Advantage Of Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

Pro-tip for all you bosses out there: It's easier to take advantage of your employees when they don't realize quite how much you're benefiting from th...

More And More Workers Claim Companies Are Withholding Pay

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

Do American companies have a problem with paying their employees? A growing number of workers seem to think so. Collective action lawsuits alleging...

Inequality's Rising, But It's Not The Kind You Think

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

There's a gap between America's richest citizens and everybody else. And that gap has been growing larger for years. No, it's not income inequality...

Manufacturing Companies Considering Moving Jobs Back To U.S. From China, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business

Manufacturing work might actually be coming back to America. More than one-third of executives at big manufacturing firms say they're either consid...

Don't Worry, Guys, Wall Street Salaries Went Up Last Year

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

Ask many of those on Wall Street, and they'll tell you of an industry grappling with a terrible state of affairs. But for those lucky enough to have k...

Improved Hiring Forecasts May Not Be All Good News For Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

The hiring outlook seems to be improving, according to some forecasts. What that means for the actual wages has yet to be decided. A number of rep...

Foreign Company Uses Cheap U.S. Labor As Reason To Lower Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

The near-standstill in wage growth for American workers hasn't just been good for their employers. It's turning out to be a potential bargaining chip ...

The 99 Percent: Income Inequality by the Numbers

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In all the hubbub of police marching in riot gear and protestors fleeing, chroniclers of the Occupy Movement sometimes forget to remind us what's at the heart of the matter. So, here's a crib sheet for anyone writing about Occupy in 2012.

Both Public And Private Sector Wages Barely Grew Over Twelve Months

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Whether you work for the government or the private sector, it's likely your salary didn't go up much in 2011, but federal workers saw their wages grow...

Three-Fourths Of Americans Say The Rich Have Too Much Power: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

The major contention of Occupy Wall Street -- that America is a country where a tiny slice of the population controls a disproportionate amount of the...

Invisible Americans: The Overlooked Millions Inside Those Job Numbers

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

People in Washington over-complicate the debate by tinkering at the margins: tax-break this, incentive that. Those things will have some effect, but there's a simpler and better way to fix the joblessness problem: put people to work.

Nearly Half Of All Households Lack Basic Economic Security

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

There are certain basic costs that every household runs up -- food costs, medical expenses, utility bills. And almost half of all Americans are in dan...

COOs Got More Bonuses, Bigger Paychecks In 2010: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

CEOs aren't the only ones whose paychecks keep getting bigger. For COOs, or chief operating officers, 2010 was a very good year. Many COOs experien...