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New Report Shows Rise In Child Poverty After Great Recession

New Report Shows Rise In Child Poverty After Great Recession

More children in the U.S. are living in poverty after the Great Recession than during the economic downturn, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation According to the report, titled Kids Count: 2015 State Trends In Child Well-Being, about 22 percent of America’s children—or one in four—lived below the poverty line […]

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Legislation Is Needed to Curb Abusive Scheduling Practices

Legislation Is Needed to Curb Abusive Scheduling Practices

Too many workers in the retail sector are struggling to survive in low-wage, part-time jobs with unpredictable schedules that narrow their ability to move up the economic ladder.  “On-call” and last minute scheduling has become common practice at many retail stores—making daily tasks such as arranging for child care, pursuing an education, or even working […]

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San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights Takes Effect This Week

San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights Takes Effect This Week

This week, food and non-food retail workers in San Francisco will have something to celebrate ahead of the July Fourth celebrations as the city’s Retail Workers Bill of Rights ordinance takes effect on July 3. Last year, the Retail Workers Bill of Rights became law in San Francisco—making the city the first in the nation […]

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