Graduation Is Coming. The Jobs Aren’t.

As the estimated four million college graduates of the class of 2021 prepare to enter post-graduate life, they will face a job market that has lost 8.4 million jobs between February 2020 and March 2021. Despite their newly-earned credentials, the most recent batch of college students are uniquely disadvantaged in the coronavirus job market. They Read more…

The Fight for Fair Pay Must Include Independent Contractors

When President Biden announced his $1.9 trillion stimulus plan in January, he included a provision to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and eliminate the subminimum wage for those who work for tips and people with disabilities. He listed his arguments in favor of it: a minimum wage that hasn’t been raised Read more…

Infrastructure on Reservations is Falling Apart

As nurse Trudy Peterson drove from her home in Mobridge, South Dakota, along Highway 1806 in July 2019, rain pounded Standing Rock Reservation’s flat, barren landscape. A massive seven inches of rain fell overnight and as she approached a straight stretch of road just south of Fort Yates, disaster struck. Powerful floodwaters had destroyed a Read more…