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?
by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2013, 12:59PM
The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January, according to a Labor Department report released Friday.
by Imara Jones on January 9 2013, 10:02AM
Slavery as revenge fantasy is a far cry from the ugly truth: Slavery as the economic engine that created the inequitable world in which we still live.
by Jorge Rivas on January 8 2013, 12:34PM
The group United Workers says their landlord has given them a 30-day eviction notice to vacate the property.
by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 10:42AM
This is the 49th consecutive month with national unemployment above 7%.
by Imara Jones on December 21 2012, 10:06AM
Current fiscal policy has hardened a racial caste system in the U.S. And if we won’t name it, we can’t fix it.
The wave of laws that have swept the country since 2010 has clearly not crested, despite court challenges and evidence that drug testing dramatically increases costs.
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.