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A New York Times investigation on nail salons is getting backlash from a spa owner.

Journalist tries to take the polish off an NYT series

Jul 27, 2015
Investigation of nail salon workers' grim conditions is wrong, day spa owner says.
Posted In: nail salon, low-wage workers, low wages

Wage based on public assistance

Apr 13, 2015
A report shows employers may be building their pay around taxpayer support
Posted In: wage, low wages, safety net

What to look for in the jobs report, in four charts

Apr 3, 2015
As the unemployment rate falls, are more people coming back into the labor force?
Posted In: jobs report, numbers, economic recovery, low wages
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Starbucks brews changes to its scheduling algorithm

Aug 15, 2014
Starbucks isn't the only company that uses workers when, and only when, it needs them.
Posted In: starbucks, algorithms, employees, low wages
Jobs

More jobs, but wages stay flat

Aug 1, 2014
More Americans are working, but average wages aren't keeping up with inflation.
Posted In: Jobs, low wages, inflation, economic recovery

NLRB says McDonald's can be considered joint-employer

Jul 30, 2014
The ruling is a step forward for workers campaigning for $15 an hour in wages.
Posted In: McDonald's, Walmart, low wages
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At Walmart labor protests, striking isn't the point

Jun 4, 2014
The Walmart protests are a far cry from labor movements that organized the country’s major industries.
Posted In: Walmart, strike, labor rights, low wages

One thing college graduates can look forward to? Low wages and part-time jobs

Jan 9, 2014
We know about the tough job market for recent college grads, but a new report from the New York Fed finds there's a long history of high unemployment after graduation, going back decades.
Posted In: college grads, low wages
A groundskeeper waters flowers.

Who mows the lawn? The invisible golf course worker

Nov 12, 2013
The golf course business in the U.S. would collapse without low-wage work, according to a new investigative series in Golf Digest.
Posted In: Golf, undocumented immigrants, low wages