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The Myth of Upward Mobility in America 

By Sarah Lazare Soaring inequality in America has been accompanied by a plummet in upward mobility since the early 1980s, with those who earn modest incomes in their first jobs likely to remain trapped in low-wage work for decades, a … Continue reading

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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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This Restaurant Pays A $15 Hourly Wage With Health Insurance, A Retirement Plan And Paid Leave

By Bryce Covert   Jen Piallat, the owner of Zazie in San Francisco, knows what it’s like to work in the American restaurant industry. “I worked on the restaurant floor for 30 years before I owned my own,” she said. … 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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Getting Paid To Relax On Memorial Day? You Probably Aren’t A Low-Wage Worker

By Dave Jamieson Each year, on the last Monday of May, millions of Americans ditch work to hit the beach, light up the barbecue or catch a ballgame in honor of those who died serving our country. To top it … 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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L.A. Becomes the Largest City to Boost Minimum Wage

By Bourree Lam Tuesday’s vote to raise Los Angeles’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 is being called “the most significant victory so far” in the push to increase the minimum wage nationally. The City Council passed the … 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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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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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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