low-wage work

More elders are working as caregivers to the elderly

Feb 13, 2014
The pay is low, the work can be hard.
Posted In: homecare, eldercare, low-wage work

Will the Bangladesh factory disaster help U.S. labor organize?

May 30, 2013
Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.
Posted In: unions, Bangladesh, low-wage work, clothing, labor

Sing a song of Walmart -- pro or con

Jan 8, 2013
A sonic tour of Walmart fans and foes as a judge moves a case against Walmart one step forward.
Posted In: Walmart, unions, working conditions, low-wage work

Michigan residents seek new path to the middle class

Dec 19, 2012
Community college replaces unionized auto factories as landmarks of economic mobility in Flint, Mich.
Posted In: Michigan, right to work, unions, auto industry, Flint, Education, community colleges, low-wage work

What $5 more an hour could buy a low-wage worker

Dec 11, 2012
Fast food employees picketed in New York for a raise to $15 an hour. What difference would that make?
Posted In: low-wage work, service workers, union, living wage

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