Some 17,000 tenants on the Federal Section 8 housing program in Santa Clara County recently received rent hikes of 10 percent or more. The area has very nearly the highest housing cost of any place in the country.
Will Parry," a warrior for working people for more than seven decades," died May 13 at the age of 93.
Letter Carriers from coast to coast will collect non-perishable food on their 21st annual food drive, on Saturday, May 11. The food is distributed locally, to "free food" pantries, homeless shelters, and other institutions that feed the poor
A crowd packed Berkeley City Hall to celebrate the life of Maudelle Shirek, an extraordinary woman dubbed "the conscience of the council."
The resolution opposing any cuts to Social Security also stated that the cap on Social Security taxes, now at $113,000, should be eliminated, so that the wealthy pay their fair share.
The billionaire-funded campaign against Social Security has gone into high gear, and it's called chained CPI.
A new report says that 19.4% of Black seniors and 19%t of Latino seniors have incomes below the federal poverty line, compared to 9.4% for the senior population as a whole.
More than a thousand public employee unionists, educators, parents, environmentalists, and Occupy activists rallied for a "Strong Schools, Strong Oregon" day of mass action at the state Capitol.
The head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., which insures traditional private pensions, wants to change how his agency charges premiums to firms it serves.
The U.S. Census Bureau calculates that nearly twice as many older Americans qualify as poor than had been previously thought. At the same time, net worth disparity between younger and older is at an all-time high.