Clocking Out: Fighting for That Nickel Edition

The sequel to The Grapes of Wrath: How widespread unemployment lowers standards for all workers.

Today, the people have disappeared. The conversation is now about the federal budget, not about the real economy in which real people live.”

Three concrete ideas for what the #OccupyWallStreet protestors could demand.

What #OccupyWallStreet has done right.

Surprise! It turns out when you lay off large numbers of public employees, that’s bad for unemployment:

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: “The best way out of poverty is to work at a living wage.”

The retirement heist: what happened to pensions?

As the NextUp summit takes place in Minnesota, The Nation talks to AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler about the challenges facing young workers.

Fighting the war on voting: Ohio voters submit over 300,000 signatures to suspend a restrictive voting law until it can be put on the 2012 ballot.

Nine good reasons to make a big investment in infrastructure.

We’re keeping a close eye on the China currency bill being looked at in the Senate.

America isn’t buying the right-wing hyperventilating about “class warfare.”