My cousin and I have stayed in touch over the years despite the distance -- he grew up in a Texas border town and has … read more.
For Merleane S., a 19-year-old, single mom, her work shift on March 15 included taking and filling orders at a fast food restaurant in … read more.
The minimum wage is back on the rise. Last month Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller introduced the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, … read more.
Our Nation so richly endowed with natural resources and with a capable and industrious population should be able to devise ways and means of … read more.
In her Congressional testimony from 1959, Eleanor Roosevelt noted the repetitive quality of objections raised by minimum wage opponents over the previous five decades. … read more.
On Sunday the Los Angeles Times published a story about the important successes of campaigns to pass local minimum wage and living wage laws. … read more.
When President Obama proposed an increase in the federal minimum wage last month, you could almost hear conservative economists and pundits smacking their lips … read more.
Sustainable economies are built on good jobs. If people don’t earn enough money, they can’t keep the economy growing by buying goods and services. … read more.
(This post first appeared February 20 on Truthout and is republished with permission.) Republicans were quick to criticize President Obama last week after he … read more.
In his State of the Union Address this month, President Obama called for a much-needed increase to the federal minimum wage. Almost four million American … read more.
My friend pastors a vibrant congregation in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles. Her people reflect the neighborhood and the church worships in both … read more.
Most of us know how badly Walmart treats its employees. Yet whenever the remedy of paying a living wage is proposed, opponents always argue … read more.
As the economy slowly rebounds, we need to ask what kind of recovery we want in Los Angeles. Experts point to tourism as a … read more.
Tens of millions of Americans earn under $25,000 a year, and real wages in many of their lines of work have been stagnant for the … read more.
(This opinion piece first appeared in today's Los Angeles Times.) The U.S. economy has turned a corner. The national unemployment rate hit a post-recession … read more.
These pages are filled with stories of bad corporate actors — companies that attempt to boost profits by cutting labor costs at the expense … read more.
Big Food companies and their lobbying groups have lied to us many times. They convinced Congress to include tomato paste on pizzas as a vegetable. … read more.
As pundits constantly remind us, when it comes to the national elections, it’s the economy, stupid. But the parameters of the debate about our dire … read more.
There is little disagreement that consumer spending is a critical driver of American economic growth. The recession that began in 2007, while precipitated by … read more.
My grandchildren live on pizza. Oh, they eat other things that young children like, but whenever mom or dad work late or events intervene, the … read more.
Few American institutions have been subjected to such a consistent stream of vitriol and assault as the minimum wage, which celebrates its 74th birthday … read more.