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Ikea Agrees to Pay Their Workers More than Minimum Wage

July 3, 2014

Jeannette Wicks-Lim: There’s a growing trend among the world’s major corporations to voluntarily increase their workers’ wages

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?

Palestinians Face Discrimination in Israeli Economy, Majority Live in Poverty

October 29, 2013

Shir Hever: Official Israeli statements on integrating Palestinians into workforce exposes apartheid system.

Walmart Gets Clearance to Open Doors in DC

September 18, 2013

DC City Council strikes down a living wage at America’s largest private employer, despite public’s support for $12.50/hour wage

Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC

August 6, 2013
Lisa Graves: ALEC is running a secretive, multi-million dollar slush fund for state lawmakers, looking to influence legislation on ‘right-to-work’, ‘stand your ground’ laws, and voter ID laws

Brazil Protests

July 17, 2013
The PT government has tried to please the financial elites and gradually reduce poverty, but with public services in crisis, right-wing parties are attempting to use the public’s discontent to their advantage

Fewer Adults Are Working Than Anytime Since 2001

June 24, 2013

Unemployment is falling, but the fastest growing job markets offer low pay

Students and Teachers Defend Education

June 12, 2013
Philadelphia communities fighting back against planned cuts that disproportionally impact low income and African American communities

GOP Austerity Enriches Billionaires at Workers’ Expense

May 1, 2013

Jeff Faux: Consumers are between 65 and 70 percent of the economy and they are most affected by the recession. Business is not spending, because consumers aren’t spending – cuts to government budgets won’t change this basic fact

Obama Sends Lew to Europe Preaching Growth While Practicing Austerity at Home

April 10, 2013

Bill Black: Treasury Secretary Lew tells Europe to ease up on austerity while Obama makes major cuts at home