January 9, 2006 -
If you work hard, you shouldn't live in poverty. A simple idea, it seems, but for millions of workers wages have stagnated or are in decline, and Congress refuses to raise the floor by increasing the federal minimum wage.
December 6, 2005 -
Getting ready to head to New Orleans, I'm a little behind commenting on a few big events in the Southern political landscape, including the announcement last week that nearly 5,000 janitors in Houston had voted to "go union":
October 26, 2005 -
Rep. George Miller, who played the pivotal role in organizing cosponsors for reinstating the Davis-Bacon wage rules for workers rebuilding the Gulf Coast, explains what happened over at TPM Cafe:
October 12, 2005 -
With just five days until the Bankruptcy Bill goes into effect -- the measure Congress passed last spring with the votes of 18 Democratic Senators and 73 House Dems -- comes a disturbing