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Recent strikes against Walmart and fast food chains made waves, but the vast majority of service workers can’t afford to speak out.

Sallie Krawcheck

Reports say Sallie Krawcheck is a leading condender for SEC chairman, but her résumé should raise a red flag.

For Yolanda Andrews, losing her house would mean losing everything. That's why she's standing up to predatory banking.

In the aftermath of a superstorm, Americans are finally waking up to global warming. 

What does the National People’s Action director have in store for Obama’s second term?

Dollar bill

“Debtpocalypse” is merely the latest installment in a tragic, forty-year story of the dispossession of American workers. 

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

The former Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate is sick of the greedy banking practices that led to the financial crisis.

Wal-Mart shopping cart

In the latest action against the union-busting low-wage retailer, labor organizers may have finally found a strategy that works.

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But opposition among Democrats is growing.

December 10, 2014

House Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly approve extending absurd corporate tax breaks.

December 5, 2014

Walmart claims to be environmentally friendly, but the details tell a different story.

December 3, 2014

Walmart, Dickies, Disney, Sean John Apparel, Sears: Two years after the Tazreen factory fire, these companies and others have still not compensated the victims who died making their clothes.

November 26, 2014

Think you're getting a great deal on Black Friday? You should see how much Walmart is "saving."

November 24, 2014

Can global solidarity between fast-food workers help raise the bar for all of them?

November 19, 2014

A study finds that of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in the US, twenty-nine of them received more compensation than their companies paid in federal income tax.

November 18, 2014

Has Republican Ed Whitfield unethically supported the interests of his wife’s firm?

November 17, 2014

The Electronics Watch coalition has a plan: harness consumer power to hold tech giants accountable.

October 22, 2014

A lesson in how to provide banking centered on people's needs and not on profit for its investors, the Columbia credit union might well ripple well beyond the Morningside campus. 

October 22, 2014