Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Steps Toward the “Good Economy” (Cato Institute) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Bo Cutter presents “magic wand” solutions to two problems holding back the economy: declining business formation and an unprepared labor force. Pregnant and Forced Off the Job (MSNBC) In

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. What a Housekeeper at Harvard’s Hotel Tells Us About Inequality (WaPo) Lydia DePillis speaks to one of the housekeepers fighting for a union at a DoubleTree owned by Harvard and operated by Hilton. DePillis says that split makes organizing more difficult.

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Consumer Confidence Down Despite Economic Upswing (Melissa Harris-Perry) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren ties business support for a higher minimum wage to the drop in consumer confidence: business owners know people need money to spend. Five Economic Trends to Be

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Daily Digest is taking a short break for Thankgiving. It will return on Monday, December 1. Why Wal-Mart Workers Keep Using One-Day Strikes (Bloomberg Businessweek) Josh Eidelson explains that one-day strikes are on the rise because, while they don’t

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Wall Street’s Taxpayer Scam: How Local Governments Get Fleeced — and So Do You (Salon) Elias Isquith interviews Roosevelt Institute Fellow Saqib Bhatti about his new report on how governments can push back against Wall Street’s predatory deals. Food Pantries

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Fight for $15.37 an Hour (NYT) Steven Greenhouse explains how the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy won its campaign to get hotel workers in L.A. a significantly higher minimum wage. Elizabeth Warren Tells NY Fed President: Fix

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Teachers Union, Advocates Protest and Ask CPS to Act on Costly Borrowing (Chicago Tribune) Heather Gillers reports on a rally led by the Chicago Teachers Union, where Roosevelt Institute Fellow Saqib Bhatti urged the mayor to push hard on banks

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. New Scrutiny of Goldman’s Ties to the New York Fed After a Leak (NYT) The leak has led to questions regarding the conflict of interest that arises when people advise the same banks they used to regulate, write Jessica Silver-Greenberg,

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Whatever Happened to Overtime? (Politico Magazine) Nick Hanauer says that raising the earnings threshold for mandatory overtime pay would kickstart the economy by either ensuring workers have more money or forcing companies to hire more workers. Can Republicans Shut Down

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. How the Banks Bamboozled Chicago (Chicago Sun Times) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Saqib Bhatti explains how banks broke their contracts with the city of Chicago, and how Mayor Emanuel should respond to get that money back. Roosevelt Take: Today, Bhatti releases

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