If you happened to be in Oakland yesterday, chances are that you passed a fast food chain with striking workers picketing outside. They were part of a national day of action in more than 50 cities across the country, targeting chains like McDonald’s and Burger King and culminating a year … More >
The good news this Labor Day: Jobs are returning. The bad news this Labor Day: Most of them pay lousy wages and low if non-existent benefits.
The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, weak wage growth between 2000 … More >