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Reality Asserts Itself - Heiner Flassbeck

August 3, 2014
Mr. Flassbeck says people must get politically engaged and find an alternative or we will face dictatorship because today’s capitalism is out of answers

The “Fight for $15” at Nation’s Top Hospital Remains Unfinished

July 10, 2014

TRNN reporter Jaisal Noor examines the tentative contract agreement reached between Johns Hopkins Hospital and SEIU Local 1199 after a three-day strike and months of negotiations.

The Fashion Victims of Cambodia

June 30, 2014
Rebecca Henschke reports on garment workers killed by riot police when striking for pay rise

Will Tipped Workers Get Excluded Again From Minimum Wage Hike?

March 14, 2014

Federal tipped workers’ $2.13 hour wage hasn’t been raised since 1991, but will the Harkin-Miller bill be enough of a raise?

The Bond Report

January 29, 2014
Patrick Bond: Mine workers strike and moving away from the African National Conference could signal a reconfiguration of the left in South Africa

Milwaukee County Considers Raising Minimum Wage to $12.45

December 16, 2013

Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Milwaukee Comptroller wrong for assuming raising minimum wage for county employees would cost millions of dollars

McDonald’s Employee Confronts Executive: I Can’t Afford Shoes For My Children

October 8, 2013

Mother of two arrested after confronting McDonald’s President about poverty wages. Nancy Salgado, 26 years old, is a cashier at McDonald's.  She is a single mother with two children.  Nancy earns $8.25 an hour working thirty to forty hours a week. She has worked for McDonald’s since she was 16 and has never had a…

Mismeasuring Our Economy: Why the GDP is Not Useful

July 8, 2013

The GDP is the most commonly cited economic metric but it doesn’t tell us what we need to know

Actual US Poverty Twice Official Figure

May 28, 2013

Jeannette Wicks-Lim: According to official figures 15 percent of Americans live in poverty, real numbers are over 33 percent of Americans cannot meet basic needs