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TIME FOR REAL CHANGE

For decades our country has been governed by the SAME people – yes we have two parties but they both answer to the SAME banks and corporations. For the first time in our history, we…


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Real Unemployment Is Over 10 Percent; Wages Fall For Most Workers

A new data brief from the National Employment Law Project finds that, while employment figures, have improved, “the ‘real’ unemployment rate—which includes those working part time who want full-time work, and those who have stopped searching but if offered a job would take it—remains in excess of 10 percent.” “Moreover,” says the report, “most workers have failed to see improvements in their paychecks … In fact, taking into account cost-of-living increases since the recession officially ended in 2009, wages have actually declined for most U.S. workers.” Low-income workers have been hit the hardest. The data brief concludes that “on average, the lowest-paying jobs have experienced …

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The Real War on Families: Why the U.S. Needs Paid Leave Now

Most people are aware that Americans have a raw deal when it comes to maternity leave. But most Americans don’t realize quite how out of step we are. It’s not just wealthy, social democratic Nordic countries that make us look bad. With the exception of a few small countries like Papua New Guinea and Suriname, every other nation in the world—rich or poor—now requires paid maternity leave.

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