Unemployment has been ticking down with remarkable consistency. And yet as unemployment falls, American's pay isn't budging upwards.
Also on Thursday, home-care workers -- another low-paying, fast-growing sector -- joined the fast-food protests for the first
A New Jersey woman who died while napping in her car between work shifts is just one of the many stories that detail the struggle low-wage workers face.
Maria Fernandes was found dead in her car Monday night. Low wages and unreliable schedules mean that low-wage employees are
The study, by Dartmouth economist David Blanchflower and Peterson Institute for International Economics President Adam Posen
Austerity crimped access to the decent-paying, middle-class jobs that are typical of government work. As NELP notes, many
Women have long been clustered in lower paying fields. But now that those fields are growing at a faster rate than others
In some places even $15 an hour may not be enough to get by. The definition of what constitutes a living wage varies nationwide
"Some were terminated, some were let go," said Givens-Thomas, who kept her job but was written up by superiors. "It just
The demands are largely the same as in the past -- a minimum wage of $15 per hour and protections against retaliation for