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Why Some Diversity Thinkers Aren’t Buying Tech Industry’s ‘Pipeline’ Excuses 

by Alina Selyukh The thing about the tech industry and employee diversity reports is they can feel like Groundhog Day: Google, 2014: “Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity.” Google, 2016: “We … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Mention About Unemployment

Associated Press In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned jobs 19 times, repeating it more than any other word with any policy implications. “Our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999,” … Continue reading

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Why the Good Jobs Numbers Are Misleading

By Paul Vigna For months now, the data on the U.S. economy has displayed an odd schism. Most of the data has been pointing to a weak economy – except for the jobs numbers, which have consistently pointed toward a … Continue reading

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I secretly lived in my office for 500 days

By Terry K. I was asleep when I heard the door rattle against the frame. My eyes flashed open and I sprung upright in my under-desk sleep space. Was it all over? Had someone come to work early? I peered … Continue reading

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How Raising The Minimum Wage To $15 Changed These Workers’ Lives

By Dave Jamieson In late 2013, voters in this airport town outside Seattle narrowly approved a groundbreaking measure setting a minimum wage of $15 per hour for certain workers. When the new law went into effect last year, Sammi Babakrkhil … Continue reading

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Job Sprawl Hurts Minorities and Poor in Suburbia

By Haya El-Nasser Aida “Didi” Nuñez used to have a car and a job she could drive to. Then she lost her job at a community center when funding dried up. And then she had an accident and lost her … Continue reading

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Walmart shareholders will not get to vote on gender pay gap proposal

By Jana Kasperkevic Thanks to a no-action letter from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Walmart was allowed to block a shareholder vote on a resolution that would require it to disclose any gender pay gap. The resolution was not … Continue reading

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‘This is a new low even for Walmart,’ say fired workers

By Chris Isidore and Katie Lobosco Walmart (WMT) unexpectedly closed five stores last week for what it said were severe plumbing problems. That put 2,200 people out of work. But the United Food and Commercial Workers union filed an injunction with the … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Mention About Unemployment

In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned jobs 19 times, repeating it more than any other word with any policy implications. “Our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999,” he said … Continue reading

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Home Health Workers Are an Invisible Force in the ‘Fight for $15’ Movement

By Nigel Roberts Labor forces are planning the largest rally in decades—their latest effort in an uprising against low wages. On April 15 these workers will join their voices to demand a $15-per-hour living wage from rich industries that they … Continue reading

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