Nation Topics - Wages and Hours
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Who are precarious workers, and what unites them?
The USDA proposes to increase line speed in poultry plants, but the debate is only about food safety. What about the workers?
Instead of making vague promises to create high-paying jobs, the government should increase wages for the jobs that actually exist.
Women dominate growing sectors like retail and home healthcare—but the jobs there are grueling and the wages are low.
Anti-sweatshop activists are embracing Alta Gracia, a company that is going head-to-head with brands like Nike to sell socially responsible clothing on college campuses.
Two days ago, postal workers staged nearly 500 rallies throughout the nation to protest newly-proposed Republican legislation—which, if passed, would gut services and cut up to 120,000 jobs.
Ten years after the original publication of the now-classic Nicked and Dimed, things have gotten much worse for those in the bottom third of our country's income distribution.
Domestic workers need rights—but can the families that employ them afford what they’ll cost?
Here is the naked truth: we face the prospect of no pro football in 2011 because the union made a three-word demand that would not have cost owners a dime—open your books.
Addressing wage stagnation should be the country's top priority.
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