December 4, 2015

Portland City Council Votes to ‘Ban the Box’

After a unanimous vote of the City Council, Portland joined a growing number of local governments that are "banning the box" and making sure that workers with past arrest and conviction histories have the opportunity to find work. The new cod...
December 5, 2015

So What’s the Deal with the Minimum Wage, Anyway?

It's been a year of huge momentum in the efforts to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. Workers across the country have been joining together to say that the minimum wage isn't enough and that all workers deserve a chance to earn enough money to s...
December 6, 2015

The Working People Weekly List

Every Sunday, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.
December 7, 2015

Making the Same Mistake Twice: Why the Fed Shouldn’t Raise Rates

Many are convinced that the November Employment Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was positive enough to finally give the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) the room to raise interest rates.  The report extended the record strai...