Just in case folks need a reminder, being unemployed really sucks. On top of the stress of not knowing how you’re going to pay rent or afford to eat, you feel isolated from your friends and family. Most people get that being out of work is no picnic, but Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) need a refresher.
Here are some anonymous confessions from jobless workers from the secret-sharing app Whisper to remind them what it’s like to not have a job.
isn’t a video game, a motor speedway or the official name of the high-speed rail project in California. In fact, “Fast Track” does not refer to anything swag at all—it’s a term that refers to international trade policy—and a very lame policy at that. Here are just a few reasons why “Fast Track” is terrible for working people.
The economic inequality highlighted in “The Hunger Games’” fictional world of Panem (where the Capitol owns everything and the districts have zilch) might seem like just a plot device in a dystopian tale, but it’s truer than you think. Here are eight facts about economic inequality and the minimum wage.
After the tea party “wave” election of 2010, corporations used their army of lobbyists to push legislation in states aimed to lower living standards and undermine workers’ rights. Here are some of their most outrageous attacks on working people.
Think you don’t need the government? Think again. 12 reasons why we need to end the government shutdown and get our federal workers back on the job.