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Amazon Slams Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Starvation Wages' Accusation As 'Absurd'
But the New York congresswoman stands by her criticism, pointing out the tech giant's history of not paying employees a "living wage."
CEO Stumped By Employee’s Money Troubles
Billionaire CEO Jamie Dimon struggled to come up with a solution for an employee struggling to make ends meet on an entry-level wage at his bank.
Cruz’s Criticism Of AOC Backfires
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) got the better of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with the help of a pricey pastry.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back At Ivanka Trump: I 'Actually Worked For Tips & Hourly Wages In My Life'
Freshman lawmaker slams Ivanka Trump's criticism of the Green New Deal's jobs and wage guarantees.
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'She's Wrong': Washington Post Hits Back At Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Misfired Facts'
Glenn Kessler did one fact check for the paper, and another in his defense.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demands 'Living Wage' For Hill Workers
"This is disgrace" the congresswoman-elect said, referencing Capitol Hill staffers forced to take side jobs.
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This CEO Took A Pay Cut To Give Employees $70,000 A Year. Now He’s Battling Amazon.
Tech entrepreneur Dan Price is working to curb the dangers of "unbridled capitalism."
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Georgia GOP Candidate For U.S. House: 'I Do Not Support A Livable Wage'
Karen Handel faces Democrat Jon Ossoff in a June 20 runoff.
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Dr. King Died Fighting For Economic Justice. Nearly Half A Century Later, We Continue His Fight.
Home care worker and Fight for $15 activist
For more than 40 years, I’ve worked as a home care worker. Yet I’ve never been paid more than $9 an hour.
Banks Used Low Wages, Job Insecurity To Force Employees To Commit Fraud
Banks profit from low wages and job insecurity in more ways than the obvious. They don't just pocket the wage differential; they use the poverty-level wages and job insecurity to force employees to do unethical things they couldn't otherwise get them to do.
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Choosing Between Leukemia And A Brain Tumor: Clinton v. Trump In 2016
Writer, Philosopher, and Magician
A similarly unpleasant choice now looms before the American electorate--between Donald Trump, the xenophobic, nationalist demagogue, on one side, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the unrepentant militarist, Wall Street shill, and unindicted emailer, on the other.
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GOP Senator Has A Strange Idea For Reducing Poverty
And it probably wouldn't work.
Three Priorities Successful Organizations Employ To Ensure Veterans' Success
COL David W. Sutherland, U.S. Army (ret)
Former military leader, now achieving winning results as found...
Community-based solutions. During testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Not getting by in America
Joanne Samuel Goldblum
CEO, National Diaper Bank Network
We know that growing up in poverty has real costs to children, in health and in school readiness. This is a result of material
3 Reasons Why The American People Are Numb To The "Economic Recovery"
Senior Fellow for the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative
Low unemployment and a strong stock market does not mitigate the reality of stagnant wages, growing economic inequality, a growth in underemployment and a decline in median household wealth.
Obama Destroys Young Careers - Part Two
Artist & Author
The Only Americans Overlooked by This Rule Are... It speaks mountains about our nation's unfortunate priorities that teachers
Obama Destroys Young Careers
Artist & Author
The Cost to Us We have 32 young, promotable employees who fall under the $47.5k cap. If each of them worked just one hour
My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee
President, Communications Workers of America
The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.
Why New Jersey Needs Bernie Sanders
Our country has fallen into a tailspin of poverty and inequality. In my home state of New Jersey our poverty rate is the highest it's been in 50 years. Since 1980, only New York and Connecticut have outpaced the growth of New Jersey's income inequality.
How New Overtime Law Affects Nonprofits
Stuart J. Mitchell
President & CEO of PathStone Corporation
A letter in support of the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule, from the perspective of one nonprofit.
Educating for Democracy: The Informed Citizen
In view of the bizarre exhibition of presidential candidates in the 2016 primaries I believe it's vital to the citizenry to be well-informed in order to be able to assess beyond the statements of the candidates and the analyses of political pundits.
If Only We Appreciated Early Educators Enough to Pay Them Worthy Wages
Lea J.E. Austin
Many child care workers earn only the minimum wage. The median wage for all child care workers didn't reach $15.00 per hour in a single state. Not surprisingly, early educators report high levels of economic worry.
Is Your Congregation a Clergy Killer? How Churchgoers Matter to Mental Health of Pastors
David Briggs writes the Ahead of the Trend column on religion ...
Clergy who serve flocks that support them in their times of need and let their pastors know how much they mean to them are much more likely to be satisfied in their ministry and have a higher quality of life, according to a new study.
The Politics of the Absurd
Activist and Consultant
We only lose if we allow our focus to be divided. If we worry more about who is using which bathroom rather than why we are
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