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Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Riverton Houses

The New York real estate market has become a private equity playground, and the result has been a disaster for tenants and the market alike.

Paul Singer

Paul Singer is one of the Republican Party’s most effective fundraisers—and a leading proponent of using military force against Tehran. 

Ordinary people will be the undisputed losers in the International Monetary Fund’s loan deal with Ukraine.

Blogs

It was nice to see President Obama in an assertive mood, but this might not mean much in the long run. 

September 8, 2011

The president needs to turn the heat up on Congress. Way up. And the way to do this is not by offering to compromise or by talking about working with “my friends on the other side of the aisle.” It’s by going to the American people.

September 8, 2011

Obama should stop borrowing lines from accountants and unapologetically say what Americans already know: we need job programs.

September 8, 2011

Before embarking on a GOP “cuts only” approach, the super committee members should look homeward to their own districts and states and see how their constituents are doing.

September 8, 2011

The candidate comes forward with a detailed economic plan that would hinder recovery and lower revenue. 

September 7, 2011

Implore the White House to make every effort to defend Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

September 7, 2011

We need to respect government workers' vital service as being separate from the corruption and bureaucracy that have tarnished Washington's reputation.

September 6, 2011

“We’ve been through a lot of fights, but this is a different kind of fight," explained Biden. “This is a fight for the heart and soul of the labor movement. This is a fight literally for our right to exist.”

September 6, 2011

In the wake of Hurricane Irene and on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, public workers deserve much better.

September 6, 2011

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

September 4, 2011