By Ross Lenihan

Sometimes it’s hard to tell fact from fiction when it comes to the economy. Here we debunk 5 popular corporate/business myths that pop up again and again despite evidence that they hurt the American middle class more than they help.

By Kelly Ross

On Tuesday, June 21 workers in Washington, D.C. celebrated a monumental victory when lawmakers gave final approval for a $15 minimum wage. A unanimous vote by the D.C. Council puts the city on track to raise the minimum wage from $10.50 an hour to $15 by 2020 in hopes to improve living conditions for the city’s working poor.

By Michael Messina

FedEx employees in Philadelphia and Charlotte are headed toward a better standard of living, and are setting an example for other workers at their company. The Teamsters union is negotiating for the first time with FedEx in those two cities according to the Teamsters website. This is a welcome move for a company that has had labor issues in the past and even very recently with a $240 million settlement.

By Michael Messina

Recent investigative reporting by the San Jose Mercury News has uncovered a startling story of worker exploitation by the progressive car company Tesla. U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is now requesting an investigation of the visa status of up to 200 construction workers that they say were overworked and underpaid at the company’s Fremont factory.

By Ross Lenihan

You know the story: beginnings in the 1970s good American manufacturing jobs were poached away due to cheap foreign labor, leaving many middle class Americans out in the cold. Well, the Reshoring Initiative, a nonprofit advocacy group, reports that many manufacturing jobs are now returning home. Below are the nine companies they say are bringing the most jobs back to the good old US of A.