Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tag: wage gap

A bold new idea to boost wages

I’m talking about expanding something called the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. And although it’s been around for decades, it can be the basis of a revolutionary change in the lives of millions of people.

House unveils Paycheck Fairness Act to address unfair pay gaps in...

"Because it is time that we pay people what they are worth and not how little they are desperate enough to accept."

Why do corporate boards so overpay US CEOs?

Corporate boards simply play by market rules. If they don’t, they risk losing their executive talent.

Bernie Sanders takes on corporate power and wealth inequality during town...

"This is what a rigged economy looks like and it must end."

Sanders hosts ‘CEOs vs. Workers’ town hall to take on ‘extravagant’...

Join Bernie Sanders, along with workers from Amazon, Disney, McDonald’s, American Airlines and Walmart, for a town hall tonight at 7 p.m.

As global 1% seize economy’s gains, ‘unprecedented wage stagnation’ for everyone...

"With workers worldwide being left behind, we need to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the few at the top."

Can anything bring CEO pay back down to Earth?

If we want to reverse soaring income inequality, curbing CEO pay has to be on the agenda.

Thinking beyond Trump: Why we need a federal jobs guarantee

Full employment through a federal job guarantee makes sense – for workers, for the economy, for America.

160 Americans now control $2 trillion of wealth

These 160 Americans had a combined net worth of $1.7 trillion. In the last year, they have increased their net worth by $312 billion.

Historic CEO pay tax passes in Portland

The Oregon city has just adopted the first tax penalty on corporations with extreme gaps between their CEO and worker pay.

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CEO pay is up nearly 1000% over the last four decades

"The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more)."

Did North Dakota regulators hide an oil and gas industry spill larger than Exxon...

“I am disgusted with how state officials and city council members view these threats and deem it acceptable to potentially harm human health.”

Exploiting Russiagate coma, Democrats raped climate movement

Never expect a climate warrior to fare well in a Russiagate party obviously at war with talking about climate.

Our vanishing world: Rainforests

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player...

California to build world’s largest bridge over a major freeway for wildlife

Hoping to prevent the extinction of mountain lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes, and other species that require room to roam, Southern California...