Unemployment “reforms” in Iowa and other states controlled by the GOP fit neatly with a larger agenda: not to protect workers from low wages, unsafe working conditions, and unbridled employer power, but to compel them to accept whatever they can get.
The latest numbers on union membership in the public and private sectors are not pretty.
The Affordable Care Act is deeply flawed, but it has nonetheless made healthcare cheaper and more accessible for millions.
Unemployment is at its lowest since 1969, yet the average American worker remains badly underpaid. Why?
A new report, based on the work of Thomas Piketty and his colleagues, offers a stark picture of the increasing concentration of wealth and income at a global scale.
There is no starker measure of inequality in the United States than net wealth—and over the last four years, the divide has only grown.
The latest acquittal of a white police officer in St. Louis reflects a pattern of policing that consistently denies equal citizenship to the county’s black residents.
Having gained “trifecta” control over the state’s government in November, Iowa Republicans are implementing a big-business agenda with astounding speed—and devastating implications for workers.
A new study by Thomas Piketty and his colleagues shows that American inequality continues to rise, with no sign of abating.
A new digital archive reveals the extent of the federal government’s role in fueling and enforcing midcentury housing discrimination.
Though it’s still hard to judge the full economic impact of the laws, it’s clear that workers in “right-to-work” states face a cascade of disadvantages.
The city of Ferguson has reneged on its promises to reform policing practices. Its current standoff with the Justice Department reveals the stubbornness of a municipal system that combines handouts to big corporations with predatory fines for the poor.