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Income Inequality Dominates the National Conversation

This week, Oxfam released a new report that estimates that the combined wealth of the richest one percent will exceed that of the 99 percent next year unless actions are taken to curb inequality. The report, titled Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More, shows that the wealthy few increased their global wealth from 44 […]

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Workers Continue the Fight to Improve the Quality of Jobs in the Retail Industry

Workers Continue the Fight to Improve the Quality of Jobs in the Retail Industry

As we start the new year, the retail sector continues to be an important employer of minorities and women.  However, too many workers in this industry are struggling to survive in low-wage, part-time jobs with inconsistent hours that hamper their ability to juggle life’s demands and prevent them from climbing the economic ladder. As income […]

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The New Year Gives Workers a Much Needed Raise

The New Year Gives Workers a Much Needed Raise

The new year brought a much needed raise to millions of American workers in 21 states and the District of Columbia due to increases in state minimum wage levels. This means that a total of 29 states and the nation’s capital now have a minimum wage above the federal level of $7.25 per hour. While […]

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