Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email.
Fight for Higher Wages Goes Global (Melissa Harris-Perry)
Guest host and Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren discusses the evolution of the fast food workers movement as it spreads beyond American borders.
How to Win Millennials: Equality, Climate Change, and Gay Marriage (The Atlantic)
A new survey of Millennials shows a decidedly progressive voting bloc, says John Tierney, with broad support for government involvement on the issues that matter to them.
- Roosevelt Take: The Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network report "Government By and For Millennial America" lays out what young people want government to look like.
- Roosevelt Take: Students in the Campus Network set forth their own policy priorities in the 2014 10 Ideas series.
The Odds You’ll Join the Ranks of the Long-Term Unemployed (WaPo)
Matt O'Brien looks at data showing how closely long-term unemployment is tied to the business cycle. Losing a job at the right moment makes all the difference for finding a new one.
The Deep Roots of Skilled Labor Shortages: Anti-Union, Anti-Worker Corporations (Working Economics)
The solution to shortages of skilled construction labor in Texas isn't training, writes Ross Eisenbrey. It's paying the higher wages skilled workers deserve, and welcoming unions.
The Republican War on Workers’ Rights (NYT)
Corey Robin examines the spread of state laws that harm workers since the 2010 midterms, from banning municipal sick leave guarantees to easing child labor restrictions.
Retailers Make More by Paying Their Workers Better, Researcher Says (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Ann Besler writes about new research proving that cutting labor budgets in retail leads to lower sales. Stores then cut labor even more, creating a vicious cycle of low profits.