Hillary Clinton: My Plan for Helping America’s Poor

September 21, 2016

“The true measure of any society is how we take care of our children,” writes Hillary Clinton in The New York Times. “With all of our country’s resources, no child should ever have to grow up in poverty. Yet every single night, all across America […]

WHY IT MATTERS: Minimum Wage

September 21, 2016

Both candidates have struggled to articulate their positions. Hillary Clinton says she supports raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour, rather than the $15 supported by advocates for low-income workers and by the Democratic Party’s platform. Donald Trump is harder to pin down. […]

Group of 21 States Sues US Over New Overtime-Pay Rule

September 20, 2016

Twenty-one states filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government seeking to overturn a sweeping regulation designed to qualify millions more Americans for overtime pay starting in December, a step the Obama administration considers […]

The Progressive Case for Hillary Clinton is Pretty Overwhelming

September 19, 2016

“For a lot of liberals, the most important goal of this election is to keep Donald Trump out of the White House,” writes Kevin Drum in Mother Jones. “But a lot of lefties aren’t happy about that. They want a positive argument in favor of voting for Clinton […]

Seattle Passes New Scheduling Rules for Hourly Workers

September 19, 2016

Retail and food-service workers will have more predictability with their schedules after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a new law Monday requiring employers to schedule shifts 14 days in advance and pay workers extra for […]

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