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Karla Erickson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Karla Erickson

Racial minority women ‒- and particularly recent immigrant women ‒- have often been employed in informal labor arrangements that included extraordinarily long days, working on holidays, wages well below the minimum wage and absolutely no access to recourse if they were treated unfairly. Evelyn Coke's victory moves us one step away from that history.

Jillian Berman

Study: McDonald's Low Wages Cost Taxpayers $1.2 Billion Per Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

The fast food industry’s low wages are costing us all, new research finds. Taxpayers are shelling out $1.2 billion a year to help pay workers at ...

Alice Hines

NYC Fast Food Workers Go On Strike For Better Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

At 11:30 am on Thursday, the start of the lunch hour rush, 100-some raucous protesters swarmed a Burger King near New York City’s Penn Station, chan...

How the McEconomy Bombed the American Worker: The Hollowing Out of the Middle Class

Andy Kroll | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Andy Kroll

Yes, jobs are being created, but what kinds of jobs paying what kinds of wages? Can those jobs sustain a modest lifestyle and pay the bills, or are we living through a McJobs recovery?