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Posted by Brendan Fischer on July 30, 2014

The paid sick day movement continues gaining momentum, and ALEC and its allies like the 'other NRA' are trying to stop it

Posted by Mary Bottari on July 17, 2014

Almost daily, Miley Cyrus can be seen in grocery store lines on the cover of entertainment magazines and gossip rags, but now Miley can be seen on a billboard denouncing higher wages.

Posted by Mary Bottari on June 03, 2014

The Supreme Court is poised to decide is Harris v. Quinn, "the most important labor law case the court has considered in decades."

Posted by Mary Bottari on May 14, 2014

A majority of the Senate recently voted to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour recently, yet the bill failed to clear the 60 vote hurdle necessary for passage -- thanks in no small part to the political power of the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry's trade association.

Posted by The PRW Staff on December 05, 2013

The Center for Media and Democracy's (CMD) series of profiles on "America's Highest Paid Government Workers" today puts the spotlight on Jeffry Sterba, president and CEO of American Water Works Company.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on December 02, 2013

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meets in Washington, DC this week for its "States and Nation Policy Summit."

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 11, 2013

Pennsylvania is the latest front in the national, corporate-backed effort to block local efforts to guarantee workers have access to paid sick days.

Posted by The PRW Staff on October 09, 2013

"The taxpayers have been left holding the bag.... As a result of this I think there is going to be a lot more oversight." Those were statements made by Nevada Assemblyman James Ohrenschall in an interview on Vegas Inc. September 21.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on September 24, 2013

No Horsemeat Reuters

-- by Rebekah Wilce and Mary Bottari

Since the 2008 financial crisis, cash strapped states have accelerated the outsourcing of America in hopes of delivering the same services more cheaply. "Desperate government is our best customer," said one executive specializing in infrastructure purchases.

Posted by Alex Oberley on August 31, 2013

Wisconsin workers are joining the "Fight for Fifteen" -- better wages for those at the bottom of the U.S. payscale. Three cities in Wisconsin were among 58 across the United States where thousands of low-wage fast-food workers walked off their jobs to demand a living wage, safe working conditions, and the right to unionize without being penalized. The coordinated actions on August 29 constituted the largest fast food strike in U.S. history.

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Bill Moyers presents "United States of ALEC," a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of -- ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.