A Wall Street reform organizer is encouraged by a surge of activism to protect consumers, including low-income families, students, and African-Americans who are major users of unregulated prepaid debit cards. […]
While you and I file our taxes, Republicans want to make it even easier for big banks to dodge them.
Did you pay all of your taxes this April?
Wall Street banks typically pay much less than the official 35 percent […]
Activists have organized Tax Day marches across the country to demand the release of Trump’s tax returns — and send a message about a tax system that enriches the wealthy.
Candidate Trump repeatedly promised to […]
New Wall Street bonus numbers reveal how these payouts have far outpaced the rise in the federal minimum wage — and how this in turn has contributed to race and gender inequality.
Every year, the New York C […]
A labor leader whose son was a victim of the opioid epidemic has inspired a campaign to crack down on irresponsible drug industry CEOs.
Travis Bornstein never told his friends about his son Tyler’s drug problem. H […]
The lead organizer of a union drive with the predominantly African American workforce at a Mississippi factory is building power through alliances with civil rights, faith, and student activists.
Workers who’ve w […]
Tax avoidance by the wealthiest Americans is drying up our heartland communities and squelching opportunities for young people.
All too often these days, large U.S. corporations and Wall Street banks seem more […]
Ordinary American taxpayers are subsidizing excessive CEO pay through a variety of channels. These five reforms could help end these perverse incentives for executive excess.
Close the “performance pay” loo […]
Rather than answering a senator’s legitimate question about taxpayer subsidies for executive compensation, the Treasury nominee did a crafty dodge.
In response to questions from senators who will be voting soon o […]
While fighting basic worker protections, Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee has enjoyed special executive rewards on a grand scale.
Amid speculation that Donald Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, may […]
At a Capitol Hill forum, Roberto Ramirez shared his experience as a long-time employee of fast food king Andrew Puzder, Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Department of Labor.
Roberto Ramirez worked for nearly 18 y […]
Red-state voters want action to crack down on executive excess. Trump should oblige.
Originally published in U.S. News.
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump once described our country’s stratospheric CEO pay as “ […]
A pet salon owner in Washington, D.C. helped win one of the country’s most generous family and medical leave plans.
Being able to take time off when you’re sick or need to care for a new child or sick parent shou […]
Through our weekly feature, we’ve been honored to lift up dozens of inspiring leaders in the fight for a more equitable country and world.
In April 2016, we started a weekly “Face on the Frontlines” featur […]
Portland, Oregon, has just adopted the first tax penalty on corporations that pay their CEOs more than 100 times what they pay typical workers.
Originally published in The Nation.
Portland has just opened up a […]
Donald Trump is reportedly vetting ExxonMobil’s current and former CEO for the job of Secretary of State. Both are poster boys for executive excess.
Reuters is reporting that Donald Trump is considering E […]
Trump’s pick for the nation’s top financial regulator sparked rave responses from Wall Street lobbyists but a firestorm from public interest groups.
Donald Trump has reportedly picked his presidential cam […]
A South Africa-based photographer uses aerial views to document the sharp divides between rich and poor in developing countries.
There’s no shortage of statistics about rising economic inequality around the w […]
At a city council hearing, economic justice advocates helped build momentum behind a proposed surtax on extreme CEO-worker pay gaps.
It’s looking like Portland, Oregon, has a good chance of beating out other ci […]
Much like advocates for a federal minimum wage increase, CEO pay reformers are realizing that national change may need to bubble up from the grassroots.
Originally published by US News and World Report.
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