Teachers Union Head Brings Political Clout to Bear for Hillary Clinton

October 28, 2016

Lily Eskelsen García, the president of the National Education Association, is using her union’s vast campaign machine to wage a personal fight against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. As a Hispanic married to a Mexican citizen, she was insulted by his derogatory comments about Mexican […]

Gender Pay Gap Spans Time

October 28, 2016

The Switzerland-based forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Report, lists economics and health as the most challenging disparities between men and women worldwide. Four Nordic countries, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden, top the Global Gender Gap index. The US placed 45th in the index […]

How Labor Groups are Fighting Trump

October 28, 2016

National labor unions hoping to put a dent in Donald Trump’s support among working-class voters are running a massive ground game in swing states, sending out a detailed script to nearly 2,000 canvassers who’ve knocked on more than 6 million doors so far. The script, obtained by POLITICO for […]

Wall Street Braces for New Democratic Muscle in the Senate

October 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s lead in presidential-election polls has Wall Street increasingly focused on the battle for control of Congress—and bracing for a less friendly environment if Democrats retake the Senate and give new clout to the party’s left wing. […]

EPI: Strong Wage Growth in 2015 for Bottom 90 Percent

October 27, 2016

What is relatively unique about 2015 was that the 3.4 percent wage growth for the bottom 90 percent matched that of the top 0.1 percent. This strong wage growth for the bottom 90 percent reflects both the lull in inflation (up just 0.1 percent) and […]

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