WASHINGTON DC-- In the wake of an austerity debt ceiling deal that will cost 1.8 million jobs in 2012 and do nothing to address inequality and the decline of the American middle class, today the Rebuild the Dream Campaign – with the support of partner organization Demos – announced a new Contract for the American Dream.
New York, NY-- Recent comments made by President Obama about the threat of budget negotiations stalling crucial social security payments have highlighted the growing pain felt by America's seniors. A new report "From Bad to Worse: Senior Economic Insecurity On the Rise," from the Institute on Assets and Social Policy and national policy center Demos, underscores how seniors have too few resources and too little time to plan for a fulfilling retirement.
On the Brian Lehrer Show, Robert Hiltonsmith, policy analyst at Demos, and author of their report The Failure of the 401(k), looks at the current state of private sector retirement plans and what alternatives there are to the 401(k) deferred savings plan.
A study released this week by the think tank Demos calculated that if large retailers like Wal-Mart raised hourly pay so that employees working full-time made at least $25,000 a year and covered those costs by raising prices, customers
Demos Senior Policy Analyst Amy Traub joins Carl Wolfson to highlight our research into employment credit checks and explains how Senator Warren's Equal Employment for All Act could rectify employers' misuse of these checks.
On WPKN, Demos Senior Policy Analyst Catherine Ruetschlin discusses the Market Basket victory in the context of the nation-wide struggle of fast food, retail and home health care workers for a decent wage and union representation.