low-wage workers

Working While Black: Black Worker Activism in the 21st Century

April 5, 2018

Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Tanya Wallace-Gobern of the National Black Workers Center about educating and mobilizing the black community to fight back against workplace discrimination and exploitation

Is the U.S. Headed toward Another Recession? – TRNN Webathon Panel

June 4, 2014

Economists Dean Baker from CEPR and Robert Pollin from PERI say that the U.S. economy remains weak 5 years after the recession despite recent job growth, due to low wages and weakened unions

Industries Across the U.S. Are Stealing Wages From Their Lowest Paid Workers

March 19, 2014

Fast food worker Tenesha Green describes how she personally experienced wage theft on the job, while law expert Rebecca Smith explains the significance of the lawsuits against McDonald’s after New York forces McD’s owner to pay half a million dollars to employees for back pay

Obama’s Budget Cuts Millions From Financial Regulatory Agency

March 7, 2014

Jerry Epstein: President Obama’s budget would slash the Commodity Futures Trade Commission budget to about $200 million, which will make regulating the $400 trillion derivatives market even more challenging

Obama Fails to Reappoint Serious Regulator to CFTC

June 17, 2013

Bob Pollin: If President Obama was serious about regulation and closing the income gap, he would have reappointed Gary Gensler.

Investing in Schools Creates More Than Twice as Many Jobs as Military Spending

June 6, 2013

Bob Pollin: Education spending is the best job creator – so why are local and state governments firing teachers and closing schools?

Social Security Reform

April 8, 2013
Bob Pollin: Costs of Social Security and Medicare have nothing to do with rise in fiscal deficit

Hammer: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Behind Massive GM Recall

December 9, 2012
Melvin Thompson, a UAW local president, has joined Jorge Parra on hunger strike to support his bid to force GM to negotiate rights of Columbian workers

Plight of GM Workers

December 9, 2012
Melvin Thompson, a UAW local president, has joined Jorge Parra on hunger strike to support his bid to force GM to negotiate rights of Columbian workers

Most New Jobs Don’t Require College Education

November 29, 2012

Jeannette Wicks-Lim: The possibility of educating one’s way out of poverty is getting dim as most new jobs only require a high school education