Pro-union protesters in Lansing today were met by Michigan State Police in riot gear and wielding pepper spray.
by Jorge Rivas on December 11 2012, 12:14PM
President Barack Obama visited the Detroit Diesel Corp. plant Monday to build support for his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
by Imara Jones on December 11 2012, 10:19AM
Imara Jones argues that the core problem with how government taxes and spends is that the poor are actually the ones subsidizing the rich.
by Nia King on December 10 2012, 9:48AM
Colorlines readers advise Mayor Cory Booker how to eat on a food stamp budget.
It’s payback time for Michigan’s Republicans.
Saavedra Jantuah joined last week’s strike of New York City fast food workers, the latest in a string of efforts to organize the new service economy’s low-wage workers. She knows she now has a long road ahead.
by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 11:37AM
It’s time Apple starts to think different and consider equity too.
by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 9:25AM
Booker started the food stamps challenge on Tuesday and by Wednesday he was already having what he called “hunger pains.”
Fiscal policy can be confusing, all the more so when everyone’s spinning misinformation. So Hatty Lee and Imara Jones offer a visual explanation of this latest debate.
by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 11:11AM
For the next seven days, and at a time when Congress is considering $16 billion in cuts to the federal program, Booker will put himself in the same position as 850,000 other New Jerseyans who receive food stamps each month.
by Imara Jones on December 5 2012, 10:02AM
Neither party’s proposal for avoiding the “fiscal cliff” will truly deal with the inequity our tax policy built over the past 30 years. It’s time to listen to the independent senator from Vermont.
by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 11:03AM
She expressed her support for their sacrifice and contribution as they work to rebuild their communities.
by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 10:28AM
Community members are thanking workers who walked off their jobs yesterday by accompanying them back to work.
by Imara Jones on November 30 2012, 9:33AM
The debate over taxes is and has always been a proxy for one about racial inequity. And we’ve never been able to admit it.
by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2012, 11:35AM
Workers at dozens of fast-food restaurants in New York City walked off the job Thursday morning.
by Julianne Hing on November 27 2012, 1:01PM
Welcome to the world of domestic work.
by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 12:39PM
Booker’s decision came by way of a challenge after Twitter user “Twitwit” told him that “nutrition is not a responsibility of the government.”
by Jorge Rivas on November 20 2012, 6:25PM
They found the vast majority of recipients of funding voted against the DREAM Act, supported E-verify, immigrant detention, and militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.
by Julianne Hing on November 20 2012, 2:18PM
The kickoff to the national holiday shopping frenzy has now officially merged with Thanksgiving day itself, with Walmart leading the Thanksgiving evening creep by opening its doors at 10pm on Thursday this week.
Texas is poised to join the drug-testing bandwagon.