Category: Class

Saru Jayaraman: Three Times the Poverty Rate

Tipped workers are the second-largest and fastest-growing sector of our economy, but pays the absolute lowest wages in the country

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett: How inequality erodes our mental health

Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other

National Women's Law Center: Treat Pregnant Workers Fairly

Women in low-wage jobs are particularly likely to seek and be denied pregnancy accommodations, given the physically demanding nature of many low-wage jobs and a culture of inflexibility in many low-wage workplaces

John Miller: Pay No Attention to the Inequality Behind the Curtain

Corporate critics cry foul when SEC releases CEO pay data

David Graeber: Imagining a world with no bullshit jobs

Interview on the role of unions, the challenges posed by automation and “the revolt of the caring classes”

Jeffrey Kucik: How Trump’s trade war affects working-class Americans

For those with more limited incomes, who are especially vulnerable to tariff increases, price hikes can quickly gobble up take-home pay

Lawrence Wittner: Let’s Tax the Rich

Whatever happened to the notion that rich people should pay their fair share of the cost for their country’s public programs?

Jake Johnson: “You Can’t Eat GDP”

Reminder That Most Workers Are Struggling as Trump and Corporate Media Tout Economic Growth

Briahna Joy Gray: You Say You Want a Revolution?

The Anti-Capitalist Film “Sorry to Bother You” Shows the Way

Dean Baker: Corporations, Media Trumpet “Horrors” of Higher Wages

It’s clear that many in the media are terrified by the prospect that as the labor market gets tighter, workers might get a larger share of the pie

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