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It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

Walmart

Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.

Dollar bill

A brilliant book has named the problem of our time. But will anything change?

Blogs

A conversation with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler about organized labor's new youth outreach efforts.
 

September 28, 2011

The CEO of Coca-Cola says American taxes place his company at a disadvantage—but he should be the last one to complain.

September 27, 2011

Thousands are rallying across the country to defend post offices, postal services and postal workers against unnecessary cuts.

September 27, 2011

Do we invest in affordable housing, or a mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes? Congress’s “Terrible Ten” force the poor to sacrifice for breaks for the rich.

September 27, 2011

This week, we ask: can a movement save the American Dream? Plus, The Nations coverage of the execution of Troy Davis, and Stéphane Hessel brings Time for Outrage to the US.

September 23, 2011

Right-wingers are attacking Ben Bernanke for taking modest steps to bolster the economy. But the Fed is not doing nearly enough.

September 22, 2011

Is the DC media really this confused about public opinion on taxing millionaires?

September 22, 2011

The #OccupyWallStreet protest continues with tense standoffs between activists and police, and a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr. 

September 21, 2011

FDR’s leadership offers more than nostalgia.

September 20, 2011

With his combative deficit reduction speech, President Obama's "picking the right fights, drawing the right lines and setting up the debate for 2012."

September 20, 2011