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  • Wealth inequality is only getting worse

    Wealth inequality is only getting worse
    The richest 1% own nearly half of all global wealth.
  • McManus: Obama's new tone

    McManus: Obama's new tone
    We already know the outlines of what President Obama plans to say in his long-awaited jobs speech before Congress on Thursday night. He will propose a list of job-creation measures — tax cuts, infrastructure spending, aid to state governments,...

    Unions need a broader focus than wages and job conditions

    Unions need a broader focus than wages and job conditions
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka had thousands of union activists on their feet, applauding his utopian ideal. "People who work deserve to make enough to live and enjoy the good life," Trumka told the crowd in his speech Monday at the labor federation's...

    Big U.S. banks keeping door open to another financial crisis

    Big U.S. banks keeping door open to another financial crisis
    There are two ways to think about how far we've come in protecting against a repeat of the financial meltdown five years ago that plunged the world into recession. You can conclude that we've pretty much eradicated the risk of another such crisis. That'...

    UCLA kills plan for online classes on immigrants' rights

     
    UCLA has killed a proposed online program focused on teaching undocumented students about immigrants’ rights and labor activism. Republican lawmakers had criticized the proposal, which involved a partnership between a UCLA labor studies center and a...