by Alan Pyke Posted on April 30, 2014
The richest people in the country pay lower Social Security taxes than you do. Fixing that would shore up the system for 75 years.
by Alan Pyke Posted on April 24, 2014
The ratio of CEO-to-worker pay in the fast food industry has exploded and tax loopholes mean the public is funding that inequality.
by Alan Pyke Posted on April 15, 2014
Median rent exceeds what the median worker can afford in 90 separate U.S. cities, according to a new analysis.
If it were a country, that figure would represent the third largest economy in the world.
by Alan Pyke Posted on April 9, 2014 Updated: April 10, 2014
The housing industry's unaccountable middle men neglect foreclosed homes in communities of color while maintaining those in white neighborhoods.
by Alan Pyke Posted on April 3, 2014
The people who drive the things you buy from seaports to warehouses are getting cheated of pay by their employers, according to California labor officials.
by Alan Pyke Posted on April 2, 2014
A new poll finds 89 percent of fast food workers are victims of wage theft, and testimony from former McDonald's managers reveals systematic violations.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 27, 2014
In at least the third big wage theft settlement this year, Domino's franchises in New York acknowledge they routinely stole from their workers.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 25, 2014
Most people who use payday loans pay them back quickly, but the industry's profits rely entirely on those who get trapped in debt.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 24, 2014
The unusual legal settlement comes as predatory payday lenders are getting more and more scrutiny nationwide.