Hundreds fast food and retail workers are on strike in Milwaukee. The city was once a hub for black manufacturing jobs and now faces staggering racial disparities in employment.
The paper of record’s A1 story could have been about how public policy pushes workers of color to the margins. Instead, it’s about an imagined battle between blacks and Latinos.
The conservative think tank released a report yesterday to convince lawmakers that immigration reform costs too much. Its claims are mostly false, but they’ve worked before.
Some of the country’s biggest temp agencies and high profile companies regularly delegate hiring and employment services to a network of underground labor brokers that charge workers obligatory fees for rides to their jobs and to cash checks. The fees…
by Jamilah King on April 30 2013, 10:42AM
The Big Apple is a bad landlord, according to a new lawsuit.
by Imara Jones on April 5 2013, 12:00PM
Another example of the massive gap between reality and the discussion in the Beltway.
by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2013, 12:13PM
The measure is taking “a carrot and stick approach,” one of the sponsors of the bill says.
by Imara Jones on March 28 2013, 6:00AM
The president officially acquiesced to the GOP’s economic hostage taking this week, again.
by Imara Jones on March 8 2013, 10:08AM
Don’t break out the fireworks yet.
by Imara Jones on March 1 2013, 8:46AM
A cruel chaos will unfold as billions of dollars in federal spending are chopped, starting today. But that chaos was always the real goal.
by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2013, 4:04PM
“For communities of color and communities that have been hard hit by the recession, it’s a nuclear bomb that’s waiting to go off,” Imara Jones told Democracy Now.
by Imara Jones on February 13 2013, 10:17AM
We’re two weeks away from yet another crop of austerity measures that make the sorts of ideas laid out in President Obama’s State of the Union simply impossible.
by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2013, 4:29PM
Did you know the minimum wage for tipped workers has been frozen at $2.13 for the last 21 years?