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Fifteen percent of American adults are offline

Aug 30, 2013
Data released this week by the Pew Center shows that 98 percent of Americans now live in an area with access to broadband internet. Despite that, 15 percent still don't use the internet at all.
Posted In: internet access, employment

Fast food strike: Of walk outs and drive-throughs

Aug 29, 2013
Fast food workers across the country are walking off the job today. Workers are demanding $15 an hour.
Posted In: fast food, McDonald's, minimum wage, labor, strike

Fast food workers of the world, unite!

Aug 29, 2013
Fast-food workers are extending their one-day strikes to 35 cities nationwide as they try to gain traction for higher wages
Posted In: fast food, living wage, Labor Unions

What did the tech CEO say to the worker he wanted to automate?

Aug 28, 2013
A labor dispute in the San Francisco area launched a surprising debate about the future of work in the new economy.
Posted In: BART, Transit

How much has changed since the 1963 March on Washington?

Aug 28, 2013
How far have we come in 50 years in terms of economic equality? It depends on how you look at the numbers.
Posted In: March on Washington, income inequality, wealth gap

1963's list of demands: Minimum wage hike

Aug 28, 2013
The March on Washington, in 1963, wanted the minimum wage moved up to $2.
Posted In: March on Washington

How much will Microsoft pay its next CEO?

Aug 28, 2013
As Microsoft starts the search for a new CEO, yet another report highlights the growing gap between CEO pay and that of the average worker.
Posted In: ceo pay, CEOs, income inequality

Grandfather, son, grandson reflect on economic equality

Aug 27, 2013
Since the March on Washington 50 years ago, how much has changed? We asked three generations of black men to talk about their economic opportunities.
Posted In: March on Washington, equality, Martin Luther King Jr.

Of poverty and sacrifice in Haiti

Aug 27, 2013
Edwidge Danticat's new novel, "Claire of the Sea Light," describes the economic difficulties of life in Haiti, even before the 2010 earthquake.
Posted In: Haiti, slavery

As labor dispute rolls along, BART workers keep working

Aug 27, 2013
BART employees and management are in the midst of a 60-day cooling-off period, but with little progress reported so far, another strike could be coming.
Posted In: BART, Labor Unions

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