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Retail Justice Alliance Supports Schedules That Work Act

Retail Justice Alliance Supports Schedules That Work Act

Although the retail sector—which is an important employer of minorities and women—has added an average of 26,000 jobs per month over the past 12 months, too many retail workers are struggling to survive in low-wage wage jobs with unpredictable scheduling practices that stand in the way of competing life demands and threaten their economic security. […]

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Fighting for Family Values at Walmart

Fighting for Family Values at Walmart

This post was originally featured on WhiteHouse.gov. Read more about Champions of Change here. It took a tragedy to make me a Champion of Change. I work at a Walmart store in Chicago, and like many Walmart workers, I work hard to provide for my child. But it hasn’t been easy. I make $8.75 an hour, which […]

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New Poverty Report Underscores Need for Minimum Wage Increase

New Poverty Report Underscores Need for Minimum Wage Increase

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that one in four people in the U.S. live in areas with a poverty rate of at least 20 percent. The report, titled Changes in Areas With Concentrated Poverty: 2000 to 2010, shows that the number of people living in poverty areas increased from 49.5 million […]

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