Republicans are Winning the War on Voting Will it Give Them Victory in November?


It has become a key part of the Republican playbook: try to keep likely Democratic voters from going to the polls by passing a variety of restrictions, from voter ID laws to rules eliminating the right to register a the polling place on Election Day.   Read More

You'd Think the Rich Give More to Charity - But You'd be Wrong


It's just common sense to assume that folks not living paycheck-to-paycheck would be giving a higher percentage of their income to charities. After all, they have lots of extra disposable income and are in more of a position to "give back."   Read More

Americans Vastly Underestimate CEO-Worker Pay Gap


Maybe this explains why Americans aren't more outraged by exorbitant CEO pay.   Read More

Americans Have Long Workweek, Poll Shows


The average full-time employee in the United States now works 46.7 hours a week. This is slightly more than in over a decade, according to a Gallup poll.   Read More

President Obama: I Would Join a Union


This past Labor Day, President Barack Obama said words that no sitting president has said in 75 years or so: "I'd join a union."   Read More

Employers Said the Sky Would Fall But $15 Minimum Wage Working Fine


As the city council of SeaTac, Washington, was considering becoming the first town in the United States to pass a $15 per hour minimum wage, employers lined up to oppose it, warning of dire consequences if it were implemented.   Read More

How Does the U.S. Stack up on Protecting Union Rights?


The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) - to which both SEIU and the AFL-CIO are affiliated - has issued its 2014 Global Rights Index, which measures how well trade union rights are respected in various countries.   Read More

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