Robert Reich

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Reject Bill To Tie Corporate Tax Rate With CEO Pay

The state Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that sought to tie California’s corporate tax rate to executive compensation in an effort to address the growing wealth gap.

05/28/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Punish Companies With Large Wage Gaps

A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first step in the state Legislature on Thursday with support from Democratic lawmakers, organized labor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

04/24/2014

Protesters gather in front of Twitter headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco on December 9, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By— Not All CEOs Agree On Philanthropy

For those at the top, the economic recovery has been robust with appreciating portfolios and rising home values, but one UC Berkeley professor says it’s a different story for the working poor.

03/28/2014

Demonstrators carry signs as they stage a protest demanding government action to create jobs outside of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) office on September 15, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of protestors demonstrated outside of Sen. Feinstein's office urging the senator to end the recession by creating jobs. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By – The Bay Area’s Growing Income Inequality

The Bay Area is grappling with an accelerating shift in its socioeconomic structure. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer and the middle-class is, simply, disappearing. In a five-part Cover Story series, KCBS’ Doug Sovern investigates just how hard it is for working-class people to make a living and how quickly American dream for advancement is slipping away.

03/24/2014

July 31: Just before the nation almost defaulted on its debt, President Obama and Congress worked out a deal to raise the debt limit. The plan called for lower spending without raising taxes. Another result of the debates created the “Super Committee,” a panel of six members from the House of Representatives and six from the Senate, whose goal was to reduce the budget by $1.5 trillion. The committee failed to reach an agreement in late November. (Photo credit by  Roger L. Wollenberg/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: What Are The Odds Of A Fiscal Cliff Compromise?

Last week marked the first post-election meeting between Pres. Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss the Fiscal Cliff, and its outcome was described by participants as constructive. But, is that indicative of a looming deal – or are we still on the edge of the cliff?

11/19/2012

Occupy Cal protesters at Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus, November, 16, 2011. (CBS)

Occupy Cal Campers Ignore Police Warnings To Leave

Occupy Cal protesters stayed overnight in tents at Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley campus again Tuesday night after repeated warnings by police to leave their encampment.

11/16/2011

Robert Reich

Robert Reich Tells KCBS Recession Recovery Will Be Slow

KCBS In Depth Interview with UC Berkeley Professor of Public Policy Robert Reich on the economy.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/24/2010

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