Why labor unions keep shrinking

Aug 22, 2019
It's not just the shift away from a manufacturing economy.
Labor union members protest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget cuts in 2011.
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Can talking about salaries reduce the wage gap?

Jun 7, 2019
According to Alison Green, the answer is yes. Even if those conversations sometimes prove tricky to navigate.
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The cost of being a working mother? $18,000 a year, study says

May 10, 2019
The pay gap is even greater for women of color.
The pay gap is even greater for women of color.
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If you want to retire your debt before you retire, be a man

Oct 23, 2018
A report states that debt grows and follows women through life.
The United States could simply make more money to pay its bills, said Stephanie Kelton, an economics professor at Stony Brook University. But taken to an extreme, that could lead to higher inflation.
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If you want to retire your debt before you retire, be a man

Oct 23, 2018
A report states that debt grows and follows women through life.
The United States could simply make more money to pay its bills, said Stephanie Kelton, an economics professor at Stony Brook University. But taken to an extreme, that could lead to higher inflation.
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Women and their employers can both work to combat gender wage gaps

Mar 16, 2018
For every dollar that U.S. men make, women make about 80 cents. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar white men make. Latinas make 54 cents.
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Bay Area restaurants introduce training programs to address their race wage gaps

Jan 10, 2018
In the restaurant industry, people of color are more likely to hold lower-paying, back-of-house jobs, but some restaurants are trying to change that.
Cory Woods went through a training program to transition from the kitchen to the front of the house, where he is now earning far more money.
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Why women and men view the economy differently

Apr 25, 2017
A new Marketplace-Edison Research poll finds a persistent gender gap.
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Here's what the wage gap looks like

Mar 8, 2017
Black women get paid 65 cents for every dollar non-Hispanic white men get paid, while Hispanic women earn 59 cents.
Women march behind a banner as they join other women's rights advocates at an International Women's Day march in downtown Los Angeles, California back in 2015.
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