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My Whole Foods Nightmare: How a Full-Time Job There Left Me in Poverty
Business  (tags: Whole Foods, Retail, Workers, Labor, corporations, Benefits, Minimum wage, Poverty, working poor, Jobs, livable wage, Politics, News )

Brian
- 12 days ago - salon.com
Despite the corporate talk of "team" and "love," here's what working there was really like -- and why I had to quit
Sign the Robin Hood Tax Petition ACTION
Business  (tags: Robin Hood Tax, money, investments, poverty, banking, trading, ecosystems, climate-change, economy )

Nancy
- 29 days ago - foe.co.uk
With billions of pounds needed to help tackle poverty and climate change, we think it's fair to ask bankers and traders to pay a little more.
Raking In On Rents: The Housing Crisis Begins Anew
Business  (tags: Rights, U.S., Poverty, Wall Street )

Judy
- 86 days ago - commondreams.org
Wall Street wrecked the economy in 2007 due to dealing in shady mortgage securities. Did the banksters learn their lesson?
4 Ways Greedy Capitalists Rig the System to Profit Off Our Misery
Business  (tags: capitalism, greed, poverty, water, resources, housing, foreclosure, savings, banks, injustice, prisons, incarceration )

Freya
- 105 days ago - alternet.org
The profit motive fogs the thinking of free-market advocates. The Economist gushes, "Take a bow, capitalism...the biggest poverty-reduction measure of all is liberalising markets to let poor people get richer."
Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Death Reveals The True Cost Of Our Low-Wage, Part-Time Economy
Business  (tags: economy, working poor, low-wage, multiple jobs, & shifts, minimum wage, poverty, retail, service, Maria Fernandes death, Debra Harrell arrest, National Women’s Law Center, 20M low-wage earners:, 2/3 women, living wage )

LucyKalei
- 110 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
NJ woman, 32, died in a car park this wk catching a few hrs sleep between (4) jobs, chilling reminder of the struggle low-wage workers, esp women, face in absence of a living wage, cobbling together a patchwork of low-wage jobs with unreliable schedules
40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Near-Poverty
Business  (tags: restaurants, wages, poverty, workers, food, eating out )

Freya
- 116 days 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
- 152 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
- 187 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
- 213 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
- 238 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
- 330 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
- 351 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
- 397 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
- 619 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
- 635 days ago - salon.com
During the same period, average income for the top 10 percent of Americans rose by $116,071
 

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