Opinion

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Trumka: An abundant worldview leads to shared prosperity

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka writes about how approaching politics requires an abundant worldview if you want to achieve shared prosperity.

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Peace and Jobs: A Conversion Conversation

If we need to keep fossil fuel in the ground to reverse climate change, then people who dig and drill need something else to do to provide for their families.

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The "skills gap" myth: What's really driving down wages?

There is an illusion that American workers' economic woes are attributable to their own lack of appropriate skills rather than to concerted efforts on the part of capital to disempower workers.

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What kind of "healthy" economy is healthy for working people?

Many proposals to prop up or restore the health of our current economic system are at odds with improving the standard of living for workers in the U.S.

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Is “human capitalism” the solution to shrinking wages?

An article recently written in Forbes by a Mr. Ralph Benko proposes "human capitalism" as the solution to the shrinking wages and economic stagnation.

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A second look at FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights”

In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing to run for a fourth term, proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" for post World War II U.S.

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Burger King worker is only a pawn in their game

In 2012, I started working at Burger King. I thought it was a great chance to make money on the side. I was sadly mistaken.

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Honey Butter Fried Chicken and redistribution of wealth

While the capitalist class might be digging their own graves, the rest of us need to worry that they will be digging our graves too.

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Low prices or livable wages? Let's discuss

My brother read my recent article on income inequality and asked me a question that I think is more generally at play in the debate: "Won't the costs of increasing the minimum wage simply be passed on to consumers?"

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Education and low-wage jobs: Time to change the narrative

Rather than asking individuals to increase their value, we need to transform how we as a society value the work individuals do.

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