Remembering Martin Sabo, A Champion of Fairness

Remembering Martin Sabo, A Champion of Fairness

 Minnesota Congressman Martin Olav Sabo died earlier this week, after retiring from Congress in 2006. Rep. Sabo was lead sponsor of legislation called the Income-Equity Act, which he championed for almost a decade. Sabo’s Act would have eliminated the tax...
Meet Petee Talley: A Trailblazer for Black Women in Labor

Meet Petee Talley: A Trailblazer for Black Women in Labor

Pierrette Talley, affectionately referred to as “Petee” by those around her, is not a morning person. She’s similar to so many of us in that way. There are days where we dread waking up, so we plead for the sun to go back down, if only for a few more...
A U.S. Pay Ratio Disclosure Victory!

A U.S. Pay Ratio Disclosure Victory!

The sourest person in the nation’s capital today just may have been Daniel Gallagher, one of the five commissioners who set policy for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the top federal watchdog over companies that trade on Wall Street. Over Gallagher’s surly...
2016 Agendas Tout CEO Pay Reform

2016 Agendas Tout CEO Pay Reform

The AFL-CIO has just launched the 2015 version of their annual Executive Paywatch—the most comprehensive searchable database on CEO pay. At major U.S. companies, CEO pay increased nearly 16 percent last year, the labor researchers found. That lifted the ratio between...
Author Event: Playing Bigger Than You Are

Author Event: Playing Bigger Than You Are

On the heels of May Day (International Workers’ Day, May 1st) join Institute for Policy Studies, Teaching for Change book store, and Busboys and Poets for this fitting discussion and book signing with veteran organizer and author Stewart Acuff. Playing Bigger...

An Eye-Opening Window into America’s Executive Suites

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, for his annual efforts at the helm of America’s largest labor federation, makes four times the pay that goes to the federation’s typical employee. Michael Jeffries, the CEO at national retail giant Abercrombie & Fitch,...

Raw Deal Between Washington and Seoul

In recent weeks, tens of thousands of South Koreans have demonstrated their opposition to a sweeping free trade agreement (FTA) signed on April 1 by the United States and South Korean governments. Although polls show that a slight majority of Korean citizens support...
How the Peace Movement Can Win

How the Peace Movement Can Win

The peace movement is a very important part of American life. Much like the labor movement, the racial justice movement, and the women’s movement, the peace movement is comprised of an array of organizations and millions of supporters. It maintains a visible...