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Low Wage Recovery

Ben Walsh

Unemployment Is Down, But Wages Aren't Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business

Unemployment has been ticking down with remarkable consistency. And yet as unemployment falls, American's pay isn't budging upwards.

PHOTOS: Demonstrators Arrested At Fast Food Protests In Cities Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Dozens of people participating in fast-food protests were arrested in New York, Chicago, Miami and other cities Thursday, according to police and orga...

Worker's Death Reveals The True Cost Of Our Low-Wage Recovery

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business

A New Jersey woman died earlier this week trying to catch a few hours of sleep between jobs, a chilling reminder of the struggle low-wage workers, par...

Mark Gongloff

The Big Problem With Your Paycheck Is Not Your Fault

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business

Stock prices and corporate profits are setting records, jobs are growing, and yet most Americans think the recession never ended. How can this be? Bec...

How The Government Killed The Middle Class, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business

Politicians at all levels of government claim they want to help the middle class, but few things lately have hurt the middle class more than governmen...

These 2 Stats Should Enrage Every Feminist In America

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

America's recovery since the Great Recession has been fueled largely by jobs that typically pay close to the minimum wage, and women are suffering dis...

Telling Fast Food Workers To 'Get A Better Job' Is Nonsense, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

Critics tell fast-food workers to stop complaining about their extremely low pay because that's just the reality of an entry-level job. Get a better j...

How The Low-Wage Recovery Is Fueling Fast Food Strikes

AP | CANDICE CHOI and JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — American fast-food workers often earn about $7.25 an hour to make the $3 chicken sandwiches and 99-cent tacos that generate billions ...

Kim Bellware

LOOK: Fast Food Workers Rail Against Minimum Wage In Chicago

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.29.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-area McDonald's workers walked off the job during a one-day strike Thursday morning as part of a nationwide movement protesting low wages and ...

Fast Food Workers Take To The Streets

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Low-wage workers are taking to the streets in 50 cities across the country Thursday. The protests, which come ahead of Labor Day, are an outgrowth of ...

Fast Food Protests Hit Cities Nationwide

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Fast-food workers and their supporters beat drums, blew whistles and chanted slogans Thursday on picket lines in dozens of U.S. citie...

Jobs Created Last Month Overwhelmingly Part-Time, Low-Wage

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate numbe...