While Congress is working to shield overpaid executives from scrutiny, a business owner turned state legislator is working to rein in runaway CEO pay.
A Wall Street reform organizer is encouraged by a surge of activism to protect consumers, including low-income families, students, and African-Americans who are major users of unregulated prepaid debit cards.
While you and I file our taxes, Republicans want to make it even easier for big banks to dodge them.
Activists have organized Tax Day marches across the country to demand the release of Trump’s tax returns — and send a message about a tax system that enriches the wealthy.
New Wall Street bonus numbers reveal how these payouts have far outpaced the rise in the federal minimum wage — and how this in turn has contributed to race and gender inequality.
A labor leader whose son was a victim of the opioid epidemic has inspired a campaign to crack down on irresponsible drug industry CEOs.
The lead organizer of a union drive with the predominantly African American workforce at a Mississippi factory is building power through alliances with civil rights, faith, and student activists.
Tax avoidance by the wealthiest Americans is drying up our heartland communities and squelching opportunities for young people.
Ordinary American taxpayers are subsidizing excessive CEO pay through a variety of channels. These five reforms could help end these subsidies.
Rather than answering a senator’s legitimate question about taxpayer subsidies for executive compensation, the Treasury nominee did a crafty dodge.
While fighting basic worker protections, Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee has enjoyed special executive rewards on a grand scale.
At a Capitol Hill forum, Roberto Ramirez shared his experience as a long-time employee of fast food king Andrew Puzder, Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Department of Labor.
Red-state voters want action to crack down on executive excess. Trump should oblige.
A pet salon owner in Washington, D.C. helped win one of the country’s most generous family and medical leave plans.
Through our weekly feature, we’ve been honored to lift up dozens of inspiring leaders in the fight for a more equitable country and world.
Portland, Oregon, has just adopted the first tax penalty on corporations that pay their CEOs more than 100 times what they pay typical workers.
Donald Trump is reportedly vetting ExxonMobil’s current and former CEO for the job of Secretary of State. Both are poster boys for executive excess.
Trump’s pick for the nation’s top financial regulator sparked rave responses from Wall Street lobbyists but a firestorm from public interest groups.
A South Africa-based photographer uses aerial views to document the sharp divides between rich and poor in developing countries.
At a city council hearing, economic justice advocates helped build momentum behind a proposed surtax on extreme CEO-worker pay gaps.
Much like advocates for a federal minimum wage increase, CEO pay reformers are realizing that national change may need to bubble up from the grassroots
Nearly 70 percent of voters in four battleground states support breaking up the big banks and eliminating loopholes that favor Wall Street executives.
As 10 EU nations move closer to a financial transaction tax, a Wikileak reveals the Democratic presidential candidate may be more supportive than previously known.
The Wall Street banker should forfeit all compensation inflated by fraud.
Modern-day problems of gentrification and racial inequality play into a debate over streets and statues that honor the Civil War south.
If our leaders want to be taken seriously when they rant about runaway CEO pay, they need to embrace solutions that’ll have a real impact.
A loophole created by Bill Clinton in 1993 costs taxpayers billions of dollars per year and perpetuates the reckless Wall Street bonus culture.
The draft talks tough on Wall Street. Have the industry’s jitters over Trump strengthened the party’s hand?
The Democratic Party’s policy agenda reflects a major shift in the debate over a financial transaction tax that would curb speculation and generate massive revenue.
A new Public Citizen report provides a blueprint for reining in the Wall Street banks that are too big to fail, too big to jail, and too big to manage.
Working families are turning their anger at Wall Street into action.
Shareholders shot down a proposal to end the Wall Street firm’s rubberstamping of outrageous CEO pay packages, but the vote shined a spotlight on the problem.
A Nation magazine look at the showdown at BlackRock over the dark role the Wall Street money manager plays in our nation’s CEO pay problem.
The National Restaurant Association uses lame tactics to try to undercut legitimate research on their anti-worker, anti-consumer agenda.
When a high-rolling trader buys millions of dollars’ worth of stocks or derivatives, there’s no levy at all.
Denmark again ranks as the happiest place on earth. Meanwhile, Trump is doing best in the angriest U.S. states.
Donald Trump is blaming foreign workers — and ignoring the CEOs who’ve gutted worker pensions while they pump up their own golden nest eggs.
The leading advocate for U.S. restaurant workers is releasing a new book that aims to redefine success in the deeply unequal restaurant business.
CEOs on both sides of the Atlantic have already made more in 2016 than most of their workers will make for the entire year.