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  • Student 'Aid' Industry Parade Crashed by Debtors Demanding Free Higher Ed

    "A loan is not aid," declared student debt striker Michael Adorno-Miranda   When thousands of student "aid" administrators, who were gathered in New Orleans for an industry conference, threw themselves a parade on Monday, they were confronted with something they likely were not expecting: a counter-spectacle of anti-debt campaigners demanding

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  • Did ICE Violate Its Own Deportation Guidelines in Arresting Chicago-Area Unionized Meatpackers?

    On Friday, June 26, workers from the Ruprecht Company’s meatpacking factory in Mundelein, Illinois, walked off the job in a spontaneous strike against a pending immigration audit. Several weeks later, eight Ruprecht workers, three of whom are members of UNITE HERE Local 1, have been apprehended by immigration authorities.

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  • The Problem With the Fight for 15

    On the need for workers to look beyond city councils and form a radical new labor movement.   Is the best way to achieve higher wages really legislation? Many think so. Across the country, working people are eagerly waiting to feel the effects of new laws that raise the minimum wage. Seattle will see

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  • DOL Decision Could Mean the End of Wage Theft Through “Independent Contractor” Misclassification

    Are you an employee? It seems like a simple question that must have a simple answer for most people. But definitions in different laws and rulings enforcing the laws vary. And that variation provides an opening for a growing number of employers to cheat governments of taxes and workers of

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  • Spreading a Minimum Wage Increase from Los Angeles to the Whole Country

    Our economy has long been out of balance. Workers’ efforts across the country create wealth, but the profits don’t get to the working people who produce them. Correcting that so that workers are paid enough to sustain their families and make ends meet, is not easy. It requires changing rules

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  • Varoufakis: Troika Forced Syriza Into Choice Between 'Suicide or Execution'

    Former finance minister blasts EU, saying: "No one government should ever be treated that way in the context of a club of democratic nations."   In his first international television interview since stepping down from his post as Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis toldCNN's Christiane Amanpour on Monday that European lenders

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  • What Recovery? Report Reveals Rising Poverty for Children in America

    Annie E. Casey Foundation study finds recovery from Great Recession has left out children of color altogether.   There are roughly three million more U.S. children living in poverty today than during the outbreak of the Great Recession in 2008, and the so-called economic recovery has bypassed children of color

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  • 35 Mind-Blowing Facts About Inequality

    While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem of extreme inequality, Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really hammering away at it. He has even blasted the orthodoxy of economic growth for its own sake, saying according to Monday’s Washington Post that unless economic spoils can be redistributed to make more

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  • Jeb Bush Wants You to Work Longer Hours

    His vision for the economy is out of step with reality: The US lacks good jobs, not productive workers. When economic theory makes its way into campaign trail chatter it can take on a life of its own. And Jeb Bush’s gaffe-of-the-week showed how even today, Reaganomics keeps trickling down

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  • Scott Walker Campaigns Against Unions, Wages, and Weekends

    On the eve of his presidential announcement, the governor signed an anti-worker budget. Now he wants to do to America what he did to Wisconsin. Jeb Bush took a lot of hits last week for suggesting that Americans “need to work longer hours.” But Scott Walker has gone Bush one

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  • How the 2000 Election in Florida Led to a New Wave of Voter Disenfranchisement +

    A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting—and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics. On November 7, 2000, Willie Read More
  • Facing Down Taser, Sandra Bland Was Told By Officer: "I Will Light You Up!" +

    Betraying arrest report, newly released footage shows how arresting officer violently escalated traffic stop by threatening unarmed black woman with Read More
  • 'Dark Cloud' of ALEC Converges at Annual Corporate-Political Lovefest +

    This week, San Diego hosts 'a festival of closed-door deal-making by politicians, corporate executives and lobbyists'   Fighting to protect Read More
  • Student 'Aid' Industry Parade Crashed by Debtors Demanding Free Higher Ed +

    "A loan is not aid," declared student debt striker Michael Adorno-Miranda   When thousands of student "aid" administrators, who were Read More
  • Spreading a Minimum Wage Increase from Los Angeles to the Whole Country +

    Our economy has long been out of balance. Workers’ efforts across the country create wealth, but the profits don’t get Read More
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Featured Economic and Social Justice News

  • Student 'Aid' Industry Parade Crashed by Debtors Demanding Free Higher Ed +

    "A loan is not aid," declared student debt striker Michael Adorno-Miranda   When thousands of student "aid" administrators, who were Read More
  • Spreading a Minimum Wage Increase from Los Angeles to the Whole Country +

    Our economy has long been out of balance. Workers’ efforts across the country create wealth, but the profits don’t get Read More
  • 35 Mind-Blowing Facts About Inequality +

    While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem of extreme inequality, Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really hammering Read More
  • Jeb Bush Wants You to Work Longer Hours +

    His vision for the economy is out of step with reality: The US lacks good jobs, not productive workers. When Read More
  • Scott Walker Campaigns Against Unions, Wages, and Weekends +

    On the eve of his presidential announcement, the governor signed an anti-worker budget. Now he wants to do to America Read More
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