Former Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs on why he wants to end poverty

Michael Tubbs, former mayor of Stockton, California. Nick Otto | AFP | Getty Images Michael Tubbs faced the odds against him while growing up in Stockton, California, as the son of a young single mother and an incarcerated father. Tubbs, 31, felt the expectations for his life as a black man in America were either … Read more

Is not getting a 6% raise amid inflation actually taking a pay cut?

A worker helps a customer at a Presidente supermarket in Miami, April 13, 2020. Joe Riddell | Getty Images Workers across the United States are wondering how rising inflation is affecting their paychecks. Inflation rose more than expected. In October, consumer prices rose 0.9% and pushed year-over-year gains to 6.2%, hitting a 30-year high, according … Read more

Gender gap in pensions is real and needs to be fixed

fajik | E + | Getty Images Women get paid less than men. In fact, it has been well documented that women all over the world earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. The pension gap between men and women is less well known, and it is partly a result of that … Read more