Working Poor

One Simple Policy Would Stop Children Dying Of “The Green Monster”

One Simple Policy Would Stop Children Dying Of “The Green Monster”

On Monday, the Nation (in partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute) released a devastating look at the child labor abuses in the tobacco industry. The piece tells the story of the Cuello sisters, and other young workers, in North Carolina’s tobacco fields who worked 60 hours a week multiple summers and endured […]

Wal-Mart Plays Scrooge This Holiday, Asks Employees To Feed Each Other

Wal-Mart Plays Scrooge This Holiday, Asks Employees To Feed Each Other

A Canton, Ohio Wal-Mart has put up food containers for Wal-Mart associates to donate food for other associates in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. This food drive underscores how poorly Wal-Mart employees are paid. The world’s largest retailer, which pulls in over 15 billion dollars in profits annually, has decided to hit up low paid […]

5 Reasons Why A Raised Minimum Wage May Be Coming Soon To Your State

5 Reasons Why A Raised Minimum Wage May Be Coming Soon To Your State

Although House Speaker John Boehner remains staunchly opposed to newly Obama-backed Democratic plans to raise the federal minimum wage, advocates should remain hopeful for both federal and statewide efforts for 5 key reasons. 1)????? Raising the federal minimum wage has bipartisan support?at least among voters. A new Gallup poll released Monday shows majority support for […]

Americans Go Hungry In a SNAP (and Nobody Cares)

Americans Go Hungry In a SNAP (and Nobody Cares)

Hungry? Broke? Tough luck, nobody cares. That’s about the long and short of it one would think. Yesterday’s $5 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamp program, has barely made a ripple in the media pond as of yet, though millions of Americans are already wondering how they are going […]

Rubio On CBS This Morning – ‘Minimum Wage Laws Have Never Worked’ (VIDEO)

Rubio On CBS This Morning – ‘Minimum Wage Laws Have Never Worked’ (VIDEO)

GOP rising star?Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) appeared to be under extreme physical stress last night?while giving the Republican response?to President Obama?s?State of the Union address. Midway through what was probably the most important speech of his life to date,?Rubio stopped randomly to grab a water bottle. Well, it seems that his stress from the night […]

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