January 23, 2015 -
A new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy finds that the tax systems in all 50 states worsen economic inequality by taxing the wealthy at a lower rate than working families -- and several of the states with the most regressive tax systems are in the South.
December 5, 2014 -
This week's nationwide strikes and protests calling for a $15 minimum wage and union rights were the biggest yet -- and they come as the growing movement is making important gains for workers.
February 7, 2014 -
As workers at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss. fight for the right to an intimidation-free union election, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. prepare to vote in a secret-ballot election beginning Feb. 12.
January 29, 2014 -
Workers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will unite in an Inter-Continental Day of Action this Friday to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial new trade agreement often referred to as "NAFTA on steroids."
September 16, 2013 -
The U.S. has witnessed a sharp climb in income inequality since the 1970s -- and its epicenter is not Wall Street but the South, where some metro areas have inequality on par with many third-world counties.
April 12, 2013 -
The U.S. has one of the most regressive tax systems of the developed nations, and now some states including Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina are considering plans to make their own tax systems even more regressive.
March 22, 2013 -
The U.S. House and Senate are advancing very different plans for the 2014 federal budget. One represents a balanced approach that includes new revenues, while the other gives tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and cuts public investments that help the most vulnerable.