A study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition finds that the average worker would have to put in 122 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment at the national fair market rent.
The second week of the campaign kicks off in Chicago, under the theme "Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty." But police are using an unconventional tactic to prevent a movement from building.
Whenever bad news registers in this part of Appalachia, the president isn't blamed—because the allegiance of those here is as much emotional as it is economic.
Legislators pre-empt an ordinance that would have gradually raised the local base pay from the state's level of $7.70 an hour to $11.
Speaking to 4,000 at the People's Summit in Chicago, the Vermont senator calls the Democrats' strategy an "absolute failure" and points to a progressive way forward.
Voters drawn to Donald Trump because they believed he would rein in interventionism abroad and deal with festering problems at home are in for a disappointment.
A slew of Republican legislation is flowing out of the Capitol in Des Moines during this radical right-wing moment in U.S. history.
The strike, organized by the Fight for $15 collective, is the first of its kind since the election of President-elect Donald Trump. The nationwide action has inspired observers who see the workers' solidarity and commitment to their cause as a lesson for progressives facing an extreme right-wing administration.