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Unpaid internships are not progressive (sorry, not sorry)

December 7, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got it right. Progressives must practice what they preach when it comes to unpaid internships.
Pay_Your_Interns

FOX 7 Discussion: Proposed trade deal not that different from NAFTA

December 4, 2018
  President Donald Trump is pushing Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the trade deal that would replace NAFTA.
FOX 7 Austin - USMCA

PODGress Texas: The issues defining the progressive movement in Texas

November 12, 2018
Campaigns come and go, but it’s the issues that drive us – and that’s why we continue working as the voice for a new majority.
PODgress Texas: Election 2018

Texas Is Proof Unions and Organized Labor Are Here to Stay

June 27, 2018
Although the Supreme Court’s conservative justices turned their backs on working families in their Janus ruling, Texas has had a “right-to-work” law on the books for decades. We know from experience that unions and organized labor are here to stay.
Unions Are Here to Stay

Saving lives is the main political mission

June 5, 2018
Health care. Education. Jobs. Honest government. Don’t starve the kids or leave them targets of madmen with guns. Don’t abandon pregnant women. Treat all humans with dignity and respect.

Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for in June

May 24, 2018
The Court is set to decide some really important cases by the end of June — cases covering a lot of issues that matter to and impact the lives of Texans, from LGBTQ equality and immigration to workers’, voting, and abortion rights.
Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for June 2018

It’s a dog-eat-dog world for paid sick leave in Austin

May 17, 2018
Hourly workers struggle from paycheck to paycheck without breaks — unless they’re sick too long; then, they’re fired.
Austin Paid Sick Policy

“No More Cane on the Brazos” or Affordable Housing in Austin

April 24, 2018
The local affordability crisis is part of the national inequality crisis.
no more affordable housing in Austin

Dallas and San Antonio Launch Paid Sick Day Ballot Initiatives

April 19, 2018
All Texans deserve the security and dignity that comes with access to earned paid sick days. Austin was the first Texas city to ensure this basic standard — Dallas and San Antonio are next.
 Dallas and San Antonio Launch Paid Sick Day Ballot Initiatives

Equal Pay Day 2018: Still Unequal

April 10, 2018
It’s 2018, and women on average have to work through April to earn what men on average earned in 2017. For women of color, the wage gap is much wider. Learn more & take action here --> www.whenisequalpayday.com

Today Is Equal Pay Day - And Pay Is Still Way Unequal

April 10, 2018
Equal Pay Day is no cause for celebration.
Equal Pay Day 2018

Texas Republicans Mount Opposition to Paid Sick Days and Working Families

March 27, 2018
Austin's paid sick days law is already under attack. And the opposition is showing just how out of touch they are with the struggles faced by everyday working Texans.
Texas republicans mount opposition to paid sick days

Austin Poised to Be First Texas City with Paid Sick Days Policy

February 2, 2018
All workers should be able to earn paid sick days. And Austin is doing something about it.
Paid Sick Days Austin

Caddies Versus the Thimbleriggers: Examining the GOP Tax Plan

November 27, 2017
By now, 37 years after Ronald Reagan was elected (the same year Caddyshack was released, by the by) and began selling America on so-called trickle-down economics, you’d think all Americans would have wised up.
Trickle down GOP tax plan

Catch a Falling Lone Star

September 11, 2017
There are rays of hope in the government response to Hurricane Harvey.
Glenn Smith Quote