Paul Ryan’s poverty plan uses old tricks to make deep cuts.
Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.
A new wave of female labor leaders are winning by thinking big.
If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.
Ryan wouldn’t just slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. He would fundamentally alter how those programs work.
Few new mothers get paid maternity leave. Those who take unpaid leave often go deep into debt to make ends meet.
Twelve red states account for 70 percent of all state and local public sector jobs lost since 2010.
Women dominate growing sectors like retail and home healthcare—but the jobs there are grueling and the wages are low.
Topeka, Kansas, decriminalized domestic violence to save money. It’s not the only city to cut services to survivors of abuse, just as the need escalates.
As domestic workers win state-level struggles for workplace protections, their employers—many of them middle-class families—get stuck with the bill, while the government gets off scot-free.