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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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I am a cook in the US Senate but I still need food stamps to feed my children

By Bertrand Olotara Every day, I serve food to some of the most powerful people on earth – including many of the senators who are running for president: I’m a cook for the federal contractor that runs the US Senate … Continue reading

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For U.S. Women, Inequality Takes Many Forms

By Ariel Smilowitz The gender wage gap is a complex problem, and we’ll need to address factors like race and region to solve it. Although we are only a few months into 2015, it has already proven to be a … Continue reading

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Why We Must Fight for 15 and a Union

By Angel Rivera My name is Angel Rivera. Like the Fight for 15 workers who are protesting across the country today, I know what it’s like to work hard, but be unable to get by because of poverty wages and … Continue reading

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Working, but Needing Public Assistance Anyway

Patricia Cohen A home health care worker in Durham, N.C.; a McDonald’s cashier in Chicago; a bank teller in New York; an adjunct professor in Mayfield, Ill. They are all evidence of an improving economy, because they are working and … Continue reading

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Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That.

By Nick Wing & Alissa Scheller A report released last week holds troubling findings about lasting inequality across the African-American community.The 2015 “State of Black America” study, conducted by the National Urban League, finds that black Americans fare worse than … Continue reading

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Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing 

By Robert Kuttner Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society’s ground rules, while the rich get even richer — yet this situation doesn’t translate into a winning … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Walmart U-Turned on Wages

By Curt Hopkins Retail powerhouse Walmart prides itself on providing customers with “everyday low prices.” But labor experts believe the retail giant scored itself a public relations bargain with a much-publicized but less-than-generous pay increase for some of its workers. … Continue reading

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Report: US income inequality among worst in the world

By Emily Lodish Oxfam’s new report, “Working for the Few,” is getting a lot of attention — mostly because of the newsworthy tidbit that the combined wealth of the world’s richest 85 people $110 trillion is equivalent to that of the … Continue reading

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