Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case with high-stakes consequences for the labor movement. Corporate lobbying groups are pressuring the court, vilifying unions as violent and harmful so as to combat the national labor organizing surge.
Julia Rock is a reporter for the Lever.
Big pharma justifies its exorbitant prices by arguing that the huge profits it nets from price markups will be spent on research. Yet the industry clearly prefers to funnel its profits to shareholders — which means enriching the already rich rather than spurring medical innovation.
A new federal proposal would punish banks that have committed crimes by preventing them from managing retirement funds. Wall Street disagrees — and is deploying an army of lobbyists to block the proposal.
After forcing a contract on exhausted railworkers last week, President Joe Biden vowed to keep fighting for them to have paid sick leave. If he’s serious, here is how he and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg could fulfill that promise.
Joe Biden is standing with railroad barons to force a deal on workers who are demanding a reasonable amount of paid sick leave. It’s the latest and possibly starkest example of the chasm between his pro-worker rhetoric during his campaign and his presidency.
A massive tax loophole created by state legislatures currently allows tax breaks to Americans who make over $1 million a year, amounting to an estimated $50 billion by 2025. Joe Biden now has an easy opportunity to close that loophole.
The Department of Justice has announced it will stop opposing efforts to discharge student debt through bankruptcy — a victory for the advocacy groups who have continuously made this demand on the Biden administration.
Progressive and leftist voters are always told we’re too extreme. The midterm results should quash that narrative.
Minnesotans vote for attorney general tomorrow, with progressive Keith Ellison facing Republican former finance lawyer Jim Schultz. Schultz is trying to frame the election around crime — to avoid the race’s high stakes for consumers’ and workers’ rights.
Intel Corp. successfully pushed for congressional approval of a $76 billion subsidy for the chip industry. Now, it is laying off workers in an austerity regime while continuing to give shareholders massive payouts.
A “clean power” group with ties to the fossil fuel industry is touting a new bill, backed by senators Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin, that will accelerate oil and gas pipeline construction — and claiming it as a climate victory.
A just-released deal crafted by senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer is being touted as a way to fast-track clean energy development. A closer look at the details reveals the main outcome will be speeding up natural gas pipeline projects.
The Inflation Reduction Act has been widely touted as a big step on climate. But to pass it, Democrats struck a deal with Joe Manchin to accelerate oil and gas pipeline construction — and no one is discussing how much it might increase emissions.
In June, the Biden administration announced it would reinstate a rule empowering states and tribes to protect waterways from pollution by energy development. Now it’s supporting Joe Manchin’s secret deal designed to expedite approval of those energy projects.
Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin struck a deal to fast-track approval of new gas and oil pipelines as part of a must-pass spending bill. House progressives have the ability to block it — but most won’t say whether they will.
Just months after Roe v. Wade was overturned, conservative antiabortion activists have now petitioned the Supreme Court to take on a case that would establish “fetal personhood” nationwide — potentially producing a federal ban on abortion.
In the wake of student debt forgiveness, for-profit colleges are still defrauding students with loans they can’t pay back. The Trump administration repealed an Obama-era law meant to punish them — and Joe Biden’s Education Department has yet to reinstate it.
Days after President Joe Biden announced student debt cancellation, his administration is continuing to deny bankruptcy protections to the most beleaguered debtors.
Past congressional efforts to rein in drug pricing have been undone by Big Pharma’s lobbying of the executive branch. But Democrats seem to have written their recent drug pricing legislation to prevent this possibility.
Republican Senate candidate J. D. Vance is selling himself to voters as an anti-elite populist. But his financial disclosures show that he benefits from the carried interest loophole, which notoriously benefits the very richest, most elite investors.