Greg Kaufmann is the former poverty correspondent to The Nation and a current contributor. He is a senior fellow at the Center of American Progress and editor of TalkPoverty.org. Through his writing he seeks to increase media coverage of poverty, share new research, elevate the voices of people living in poverty and offer readers opportunities to get involved with organizations working to eradicate poverty. Melissa Harris-Perry called Greg “one of the most consistent voices on poverty in America.” Greg has spoken at numerous conferences and been a guest on Moyers & Company, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Tavis Smiley on PBS, NPR, and radio talk shows across the United States. His work has also been featured on CBSNews.com, NPR.org, WashingtonPost.com, and BusinessInsider.com. He serves as an advisor for Barbara Ehrenreich’s Economic Hardship Reporting Project. He graduated from Dickinson College and studied creative writing at Miami University (Ohio). He lives in his hometown of Washington, DC, with his wife, son and two daughters.
Alice McAfee, a janitor for thirty years in Houston, talks about her work and the latest developments in the citywide strike.
In Pennsylvania, 89,000 children have been dropped from Medicaid, including many with life-threatening illnesses who were mistakenly deemed ineligible.
Houston janitor Adriana Vasquez travels to Congress and asks Jamie Dimon one simple question.
Janitors in Houston speak out about sub-poverty wages and strike over workplace harrassment. Eleven are barred from returning to the job.
They clean the offices of some of the biggest corporations in the world for less than $9,000 per year. Now janitors in Houston are deciding whether to strike.
The Houston economy is creating more millionaires than any other city in the US. It’s also stealing more than $753 million annually from low-wage workers.
230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.