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How the fiscal cliff may affect child poverty

Nov 30, 2012
Much of the buzz about the fiscal cliff has been about how it will affect the wealthy and middle class. But how might it impact children living if poverty if a deal isn't reached?
Posted In: poor, child poverty, poverty, fiscal cliff

Fun facts from the Census on jobs by gender and race

Nov 29, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau today released a burst of data on who works in which profession and where. We plucked out a few interesting facts from the release.
Posted In: women, Jobs, race, Economy, census

Census breaks down occupations by gender, ethnicity

Nov 29, 2012
More women employed in secretarial work than any other job, but they make inroads in other fields.
Posted In: U.S. Census Bureau, census, Jobs

Warehouse 'permatemps' push Walmart accountability

Nov 28, 2012
Protests put Walmart in the public eye, and legal strategy targets Walmart as industry giant.
Posted In: Walmart, low-wage, permatemp, subcontracting, warshouse

Walmart warehouse temps add flexibility -- and save money?

Nov 27, 2012
Walmart's flexible supply chain depends on low-wage "permatemp" workers.
Posted In: Walmart, low-wage, warehouse, permatemp, union, labor, supply chain

ConAgra buys into private label's success

Nov 27, 2012
Food giant sees Ralcorp purchase as a way to enter the growing store brand market.
Posted In: ConAgra

Congress eyes limit to mortgage interest deduction

Nov 27, 2012
As Congress tries to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, lawmakers are considering a cap on the mortgage interest deduction.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, mortgage interest deduction

Workers protest pay, conditions at Walmart warehouses

Nov 26, 2012
Critics say a system of contracting out warehouse operation and hiring allows discounters to avoid responsibility for workers.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, low-wage work, union, permatemp, contractors

Amid shopping, Wal-Mart protesters question wages

Nov 23, 2012
Wa-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, had impressive Black Friday sales, including more than 1.3 million televisions. Outside some stores, employees and supporters picketed for higher wages and better benefits.
Posted In: Walmart, strike

New Black Friday tradition: Workers picket Walmart

Nov 22, 2012
Walmart workers will walk picket lines outside stores on Black Friday to protest the retail chain's low wages. Walmart, with more than a million employees, helps set pay levels for the retail industry.
Posted In: Walmart, Black Friday, protests

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