Opinion

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Economic spin doctors

It's easy to feel you are being pressured against your instinct to accept a miserable marriage when listening to many economics pundits trying to be "upbeat" about the economy.

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New grassroots movements show: Never count out working people

Their request is a simple one: A $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to organize a union.

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A great way to celebrate Labor Day: Raise the minimum wage!

Make no mistake:: It is a challenging era for workers and retirees in America; income inequality is at levels not seen since before the Great Depression.

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Vivan los Carwasheros!

Los Angeles' first union carwash caravan took place July 24. Drivers brought their cars to Highland Car Wash on N. Figueroa Street in the L.A. neighborhood of Highland Park.

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How do we get out of this mess?

An economy that works for working people is one of the challenges for the CPUSA and the entire progressive movement.

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Want a better world? Get on board with the new labor movement

Deep-going social change in a progressive, left and socialist direction doesn't just "happen." It requires, first of all, real, active, and politically far-seeing social movements on the ground.

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Reader voices: Night shift at McDonald’s, grease burns, minimum wage

I have worked in the fast food industry myself for two years; I can say it is an exhausting, very underpaying industry to work in.

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25 hedge fund managers make more than all kindergarten teachers in America

Just 25 individuals make more than twice as much as all kindergarten teachers in America.

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, unique even among corporate crooks

Musk is only the most extreme example of the overcompensated corporate crook running U.S. companies on the AFL-CIO's latest Executive Paywatch list.

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Where is the movement to turn around this economy?

To really keep up with just population growth some 200,000 good jobs, ones that pay a living wage, need to be created each month.

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