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San Francisco Becomes First in Nation with $10 Minimum Wage (and the Sky Isn't Going to Fall)
Posted on: Dec 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The business community is screaming that the higher wages will "cost jobs," but the data suggest otherwise.
Occupy Wall Street Gets What the 'Very Serious People' Have Missed for 30 Years
Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The occupiers have as much chance as any organization in the last three decades to catalyze a national progressive movement.
Obama's Jobs Council, Stacked with Business Honchos, Offers Nothing But Political Theater
Posted on: Jul 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The administration's latest proposals flow from a fundamental misdiagnosis of the jobs problem we face.
There's a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Deal With a Jobs Crisis -- Why Is Germany Doing It So Well?
Posted on: May 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Germany's success indicates that one way to fight unemployment would be some modest efforts to give U.S. employers incentives to cut hours, not workers.
Our Economic Pain Is Coming from Big Industry CEOs, Not Public Employees' Unions
Posted on: Feb 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Pay in the private sector has been stagnant or falling for decades, health insurance coverage has been dropping, and traditional pensions have all but disappeared.
It's a Global Economic Meltdown -- Why Are We Shouldering Most of the Burden of Bailing Out the World?
Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research
We need to fill the biggest hole in the current global response to the deepening recession: the lack of coordinated international fiscal policy.
In Keeping Down American Workers, Corporate Crime Pays
Posted on: Jul 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Crime may not pay for ordinary criminals, but companies avoid paying millions in wages and benefits by committing crimes against their workers.
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