ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.
"With the financial transaction tax we can raise the revenue we need and discourage excessive speculation on Wall Street."
Right-wing Republicans in the Missouri legislature and their main financial supporter, libertarian billionaire Rex Sinquefield, suffered a stinging defeat.
Robin Hood and his merry men and women are demanding a tax on the 1 percent next week on the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
After a tumultuous meeting drawing hundreds of residents, the Richmond City Council voted to continue exploring a plan to rescue underwater mortgages by using the power of eminent domain.
What do you call a proposal that breaks promises to city workers, destroys their family's hard-earned retirement security, lowers the city's tax base and harms our fragile economy?
The willful wrongdoings of Bank of America were "put on trial" this week. The jury was composed of 200 housing and labor activists and the witnesses against BoA were actors playing parts. But the testimony was real.
They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"
As his company hordes $102 billion in overseas profits on which it has paid no taxes, Apple's CEO, Tom Cook, is asking the Senate for lower corporate tax rates.
Last year CEOs received an average $12.3 million while the average worker took home around $34, 645.