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Income provisions in immigration bill could trip up undocumented workers

May 9, 2013
Tucked away in the 844-page immigration bill is a provision that could thwart citizenship hopes for many undocumented workers.
Posted In: Immigration, undocumented immigrant

African-Americans allege labor discrimination in Chicago

May 7, 2013
African-American men in Chicago say some temp firms discriminate against them and prefer to hire Latino immigrants.
Posted In: temp work, discrimination, African American, latino

How zoning affects the wealth gap

May 6, 2013
Lisa Prevost's new book, 'Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate,' looks at towns that have used zoning laws to keep low- and middle-income families out, in favor of the rich moving in.
Posted In: wealth, zoning, Northeast, Connecticut, Lisa Prevost, Housing

Reporter's notebook: Clearing up the $600,000 average white wealth

May 3, 2013
You asked us about numbers in a story about black wealth. Here's the outcome.
Posted In: wealth gap

At Oyler School, prom is more than a party

May 3, 2013
When a high-poverty school in Cincinnati added a high school seven years ago, prom was essential.
Posted In: Oyler School, prom

Would raising wages lead to more or fewer jobs?

May 3, 2013
Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, employment, Unemployment, wages

Can black-owned franchises help narrow the wealth gap?

May 2, 2013
Barriers to minority franchise ownership remain, but some black entrepreneurs are leading the way.
Posted In: African American, Black, Franchise

Undocumented workers pay special fees

Apr 30, 2013
Undocumented workers are vulnerable to exploitation and often get nickeled and dimed as a result of their status.
Posted In: undocumented, immigrant, Chicago

Major American companies benefit from undocumented workers

Apr 30, 2013
Major American brands and some of the country's largest temp staffing companies profit from undocumented workers while keeping them at arm's length.
Posted In: undocumented, Chicago, temporary staffing

Going for a ride with Chicago's 'raiteros'

Apr 29, 2013
Underground labor brokers in Chicago exploit undocumented Latino workers who need rides to warehouse jobs in the suburbs.
Posted In: temp work, undocumented, immigrant, Chicago, raiteros

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