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Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Demonstrators participating in the Poor People's March in Washington D.C.

Being poor in the United States has rarely meant anything so simple as having too little money.

Walmart shopping cart

A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.

Kalpona Akter

Surging union growth and militancy is due to courageous leaders like Kalpona Akter: child laborer at 12, union president at 15, she’s now head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity.

Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

Tar from the tobacco leaves stains the hands of young workers.

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.

Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Homeless

According to many conservatives, the poor have it easy.

Handcuffed

People like Luis Rivera are being locked out of the formal workforce forever thanks to one youthful mistake.

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The devaluation of “content” is bad for readers and for democracy.

Blogs

After Anders Breivik murdered dozens of young socialists, Beck compared the dead to “Hitler Youth.” But the slain were actually heirs to a great tradition of battling Nazis.

July 26, 2011

After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.

July 26, 2011

From Washington to Athens, financiers are dictating the terms of politics.

July 26, 2011

According to Washington, the crisis of the hour is the debt ceiling. According to ordinary Americans, the crisis is unemployment.

July 26, 2011

Economic anxiety is at an all-time high as both parties embrace austerity politics.

July 26, 2011

Americans, particularly young Americans are tired of the debt ceiling noise. We just want to be and stay employed. 

July 26, 2011

The most significant moment came when the President's asked Americans to get up, get involved, and ask Congress to lay off the insanity.

July 25, 2011

Ari Melber joins former Senator Ben Bradley to discuss the debt ceiling crisis.

July 25, 2011

Mitt Romney constantly attacks President Obama's record on job growth. But it turns out Romney’s record on it is weak and many of his claims are misleading.

July 25, 2011

ALEC is a toxic alliance of corporations and state legislatures that work together to ensure that corporate interests stay at the top of legislative agendas across the country.

July 25, 2011