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Sarah Anderson is Global Economy Director at the Institute for Policy Studies
Washington's Most Beleaguered Workers Earn a Long-Overdue Break
Posted on: Jan 11, 2017, Source: Other Words
A new law guarantees paid time off for new parents, the sick and their relatives to care for them.
New Labor Secretary: Cutthroat Businessman and Anti-Minimum Wage
Posted on: Jan 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet
Andrew Puzder wants to apply his fast food principles to federal policy.
100 CEOs Have as Much Retirement Wealth as 41% of American Families
Posted on: Dec 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Everyone should be able to enjoy their golden years—not just former CEOs and presidents.
Bipartisan Unity in a Deep Red State
Posted on: Nov 23, 2016, Source: OtherWords
A politically diverse coalition fighting predatory lenders in South Dakota offers hope for all of us in a divisive time.
Successful Initiatives to Help Address Inequality
Posted on: Nov 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Voters in many states, including red ones, approved proposals that will reduce our economic divide.
17 Ballot Initiatives to Watch if You Care About Inequality
Posted on: Nov 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet
From taxing the wealthy to price-gouging on drugs, there are a wide variety of inequality-related measures on the ballot.
Presidential Politics and CEO Pay
Posted on: Sep 7, 2016, Source: OtherWords
While candidates are busy ranting about Wall Street's fat cats, taxpayers are left picking up their billion-dollar tab.
Mike Pence Is a Loyal Friend to Polluters
Posted on: Jul 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet
In 2015 the Indiana governor told Obama his state would not comply with the Clean Power Plan.
The Terrible Things That Happen When Santa Claus Visits CEOS
Posted on: Dec 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A 20-year-old rule intended to control CEO pay has bloated executive paychecks while draining tax revenue and widening inequality.
100 CEOs’ Nest Eggs = Retirement Savings of 41% of Families
Posted on: Oct 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet
We need to talk about the retirement savings gap.
Papal Smackdown: Pope Francis v. Fossil Fuel Execs
Posted on: Sep 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The Pope has taken aim at a lucrative system.
The 3 Most Asinine Corporate Arguments Against CEO-Worker Pay Disclosure
Posted on: Jul 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet
As Dodd-Frank turns five, the SEC hasn't been able to put the regulations into practice.
Supporting NAFTA Was the Kiss of Death for Democrats --Why Dems Should Think Twice About Voting for TPP
Posted on: Jun 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet
As President Obama twists arms to pass “fast track,” a look back at the Democrats who helped Clinton win the bloody trade battle of 1993.
How the Civil War Never Ended for Black America
Posted on: May 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet
By righting a 150-year-old wrong, re-enactors aim to help remedy long untreated ills at the root of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement
3 Charts That Show Just How Much Wall Street Bonuses Swamp Low-Wage Worker Pay
Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet
We’re unfairly rewarding the people whose work we couldn’t do without, such as taking care of the elderly.
These Companies Paid Their CEOs More Than They Pay in Taxes
Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: Institute for Policy Studies
Adding insult to injury, there's hardly any transparency from public corporations on how much taxes they actually pay.
Food Chain CEOs Want Subsidies for Their Salaries, But Are Against Raising Workers' Wages
Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet
There's injustice inside your Chipotle burrito bowl and your Starbucks latte.
Ferrari and Yacht Dealers Rejoice! Wall Street Hands Out Even More Obscene Bonuses Than Last Year`
Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: Other Words
If the $26.7 billion in bonuses had instead gone to minimum wage workers, our economy would be expected to grow by about $32.3 billion
And the Oscar for Most Brilliant Activism by Hollywood Celebrity Goes to ... 'Flesh-Eating Zombies on Wall St.'
Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Andrew Lincoln of popular show, 'The Walking Dead' has a hilarious new video attacking the greed of our financial system.
How Fast Food Giants Use Loopholes to Avoid taxes, Pay Execs Giant Pay, and the Workers Peanuts
Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: OtherWords
Thanks to a loophole that subsidizes CEO pay, huge food chains trimmed millions from their tax bills in 2011 and 2012.
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