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40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Near-Poverty
Business  (tags: restaurants, wages, poverty, workers, food, eating out )

Freya
- 23 hours ago - motherjones.com
It isn't just fast-food empires that rely on a low-paid, disempowered, and quite-often impoverished workforce. As a stomach-turning new report (PDF viewable here) from the Economic Policy Institute shows, the entire restaurant industry hides a dirty...
Luxury Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door For Poor Residents
Business  (tags: Housing, New York City, Poverty, Rent )

Judy
- 36 days ago - thinkprogress.org
A luxury condo building on New York City's Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a "poor door," for low-income tenants, according to the New York Post.
The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty
Business  (tags: poverty, misconceptions, wages, economics )

Freya
- 72 days ago - readersupportednews.org
Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage, or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack.
Tell McDonalds: End McPoverty Wages & Respect Workers' Right To Organize
Business  (tags: McDonald's, minimum wage, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 98 days ago - credomobilize.com
We call on McDonald's corporation to pay workers a fair wage and respect their right to organize without interference. No one who works for a corporation with over $5 billion a year in profits should be forced to use food stamps just to survive.
'I Can Barely Afford My Children's Shoes:' My Life As A McDonald's Worker
Business  (tags: McDonald's, minimum wage, poverty )

Freya
- 123 days ago - alternet.org
Meet Melinda Topel, a single mother with a college degree raising four children on poverty wages and no sick days.
Republicans Believe Rich People Just Work Harder. So How Do They Explain These Statistics?
Business  (tags: wealth, poverty, income, economy, wages )

Freya
- 214 days ago - dailykos.com
A new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll echoes Quinnipiac in finding that voters want to see the minimum wage increased and unemployment aid extended; once again, even Republicans support raising the minimum wage, 53 percent to 43 percent.
The "Middle Class" Myth: Here's Why Wages Are Really So Low Today
Business  (tags: wages, poverty, middle class, unions )

Freya
- 236 days ago - salon.com
Want to understand the failures of the "free market" and the key to getting a decent wage? Here's the real story.
Walmart Employees Having to Hold Food Drive For Thanksgiving to Feed Themselves
Business  (tags: Walmart, Thanksgiving, Ohio, low paid workers, poverty, employees helping employees )

Dandelion
- 282 days ago - dailykos.com
Walmart's management is asking its low-paid workers to give to its even lower-paid workers. That's asking people who are kinda sorta getting by giving to those who are living in poverty by their mutual employer, who refuses to pay them a living wage.
Big Oil Threatens Global Food Security
Business  (tags: Vitol, oil trader, food, global food market, food security, people vs profit, people vs corporations, famine, poverty, exploitation, capitalism )

Brian
- 504 days ago - truth-out.org
Vitol, the largest oil trader on this planet wants to dominate the global food market. Another example of putting corporate profits over human survival.
Incomes of Bottom 90 Percent Grew $59 in 40 Years
Business  (tags: Poverty, Income inequality, Wealth, Money, income, 1 percent, Business News )

Judy
- 520 days ago - salon.com
During the same period, average income for the top 10 percent of Americans rose by $116,071
Corporate Profits Have Risen Almost 20 Times Faster Than Workers' Incomes Since 2008
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, economy, Entrepreneurs, ethics, finance, foreclosures, government, investments, labor, lies, marketing, money, poverty, politics, society )

Kit
- 537 days ago - thinkprogress.org
At the same time, wages hit record lows, and corporate earnings are rising nearly 20 times faster than disposable incomes, the New York Times reports:
DeIndustrialization of America   video
Business  (tags: Whirlpool, taxes, post-industrial, deindustrialization, America, economy, lie, false promise, poverty, low wages, global economy )

Dandelion
- 622 days ago - youtube.com
America is rapidly becoming the first post-industrial nation on the globe. Failed tax subsidies to the Corporations have lined their pockets at the expense of us all. While austerity is asked of the average American & poor why does this remain for them?
TAKE ACTION NOW AGAINST CORPORATE GREED! Stop Supermarkets From Abusing Their Buyer Power!
Business  (tags: world, politics, business )

Cal
- 815 days ago - stopsupermarkets.makefruitfair.org.uk
Supermarkets are the most powerful actors along tropical fruit supply chains. They make enormous profits by abusing this power and paying unsustainably low prices to their fruit suppliers
For America's Least Fortunate, The Grip Of Poverty Spans Generations
Business  (tags: society, politics, money, news, poverty, politics, society, business, americans, economy, usa, government )

Cal
- 909 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Even in the best of economic times, America has long maintained pockets of deep and persistent poverty. From blighted urban neighborhoods like this one, hollowed out by the collapse of the steel industry more than a generation ago, to long-impoverished co
America's Dead Zones: From Dodge City to Durango, Why Does Prosperity Pass So Many Places By?
Business  (tags: business, americans, economy, politics, poverty, society, news, usa )

Cal
- 944 days ago - alternet.org
Some regions are recovering, while others across America remain in deep decline. How did this happen and what can we do?
 

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