Class & Schools

The Department of Labor is proposing to raise the overtime salary threshold to $50,440. This higher threshold would guarantee 15 million more workers overtime pay.

CEOs in the 350 largest U.S. firms were paid an average of $16.3 million in 2014. The continued rise of CEO pay has been a major factor fueling the growth of top 1 and 0.1 percent incomes. Read the report

As early as when children enter kindergarten there are already significant achievement gaps. In fact, socioeconomic status is the largest factor influencing children’s school readiness.  Read the report

Net national gains enjoyed as a result of expanded trade will be much lower than the gross losses suffered by workers on the losing end of the TPP. Read the report

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