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Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Rally in Providence

A minimum-wage pre-emption measure, backed by the hotel industry and signed by Governor Chafee, has been met with hunger strikes, electoral challenges and protests.

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Sarita Gupta

By starting with workers at the local level, we can bargain with employers despite weak labor laws.

David Rolf

We should move money toward innovation in the labor movement.

Jed Rakoff

The federal judge is waging a one-man war on bank-friendly SEC settlements.

The retail giant acknowledges that a “thorough review” is under way and vows “appropriate action” if violations are discovered.

Blogs

On Tuesday, April 12, people in more than 35 countries, as well as Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City and dozens of other cities throughout the United States, will participate in the first Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

April 12, 2011

Deficit hawks across the political spectrum and the tea partiers claim America is broke. It isn't. We can deal with our debt by taxing extreme concentrations of wealth.

April 12, 2011

One of Governor Scott Walker's oldest political allies and top donors, a rail executive whose firm recently got big bucks from the state, is indicted for making illegal campaign contributions to Walker.

April 12, 2011

The new budget agreement disproportionally harms lower-income and middle-class Americans while asking no sacrifice from the rich and powerful.

April 12, 2011

Several DC leaders, including Mayor Vincent Gray, were arrested during a budget cut protest outside the Capitol on Monday.

 

April 12, 2011

Fourteen percent of Speaker Boehner’s constituents live below the federal poverty line of $22,400 per year for a family of four. His budget targets these vulnerable people.

April 11, 2011

The ink on the compromise that kept the government open—barely--isn't even dry and they're already talking about the next round of cuts in Washington.

April 11, 2011

Last week, the media covered the budget debate like it was a basketball game.

April 11, 2011

 As lawmakers cut budgets, some state Capitols are preparing to deal with the unruly masses by force.

April 11, 2011

 In total, 28 members of Congress (all Democrats) have joined the nationwide fast opposing budget cuts. 

April 9, 2011