Rally at state Capitol shows fight for higher minimum wage isn't going away in Dixie or nationwide.
Lawmakers, union leaders and fair trade activists converged on Capitol Hill late yesterday to again ramp up opposition to the terrible Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as Congress heads back to work for 2016.
The movement to raise the minimum wage paid off for workers Jan. 1 in 14 states and numerous cities across the nation.
We all have things we love about this time of year. And things we don't.
A generation ago, America's cities stood in a state of decay, largely abandoned by the wealthy for more suburban locales that sprawled across metropolitan areas that encircled urban centers.
Workers in recent years have been taking it on the chin from corporations. Quality jobs have vanished and wages seem to be stuck in neutral. And some states have even decided to roll back union rights.
Income inequality is increasingly hitting the nation's workforce. But now its taking a toll on families' mental well-being as well, a new study reports.
The U.S. economic recovery is not what it seems. Yes, it is clear that the unemployment rate has fallen dramatically since the Great Recession ended. But the benefits that usually follow such a change, like wage hikes for everyday Americans, have been much harder to find.