It’s hard to improve the economy and grow wages when your economic program revolves around cutting them.
The Center for Media and Democracy, publisher of PRWatch.org and the award-winning ALECexposed.org, has created a new web resource devoted to exposing the corporations, trade associations, "think tanks," and front groups working against the creation of family-supporting jobs.
Paul Ryan has been working feverishly this week to secure support for Trade Promotional Authority, under which Congress would grant to President Obama so-called “fast-track” authority.
Scott Walker's attacks on unions and family-supporting jobs in Wisconsin helped elevate his national profile and ingratiated him with deep-pocketed political donors like the Kochs. Can he take this agenda nationwide?
Now that the Wisconsin GOP and its allies have rammed though an American Legislative Exchange Council "right to work" (RTW) bill, the same cast of characters is back pushing another ALEC model: repeal of the state’s prevailing wage laws. These laws require public construction projects to support local wage standards instead of undercutting them.
According to a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), the giant corporations operating or franchising full-service restaurants cost taxpayers billions in public assistance for workers who are not paid enough to make ends meet.
Hotel profits are up. Executive salaries have skyrocketed. But the little-known trade association representing this robust $163 billion dollar industry is fighting to keep workers wages low.
Backed by big corporate dollars from McDonalds and others, the International Franchise Association is using legal maneuvers and back room lobbying to try to undermine workers in the fast food industry.
When the dust settles from the NCAA tournament's biggest battle, one group of winners will emerge with unimaginable spoils while others come away empty-handed.
ALEC and allies work to repeal laws that support local wage standards.