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Most Restaurant Workers Don't Earn Enough to Feed Their Own Families
Business  (tags: workers, wages, income, poverty )

Freya
- 76 days ago - truthout.org
In 18 states, restaurant workers earn a base pay of $2.13 an hour plus tips, a sub-minimum wage that has been frozen since 1991.
Life on $7.50 An Hour
Business  (tags: wages, income, poverty, minimum wage, economic injustice, videos )

Freya
- 104 days ago - blog.thehungersite.greatergood.com
The video is a distressing glimpse into life on minimum wage, and shows just how much government help is needed to keep low-wage earners afloat, as their big corporation employers see profits grow.
Fight Inequality, Beat Poverty
Business  (tags: greed, wealth disparity, economic injustice, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 177 days ago - actions.oxfam.org
Last year, the world's billionaires saw their wealth go up $2.5 billion each day. In stark contrast, the world's poorest people saw their wealth decrease by $500 million daily.
Say
Business  (tags: loans, lending, greed, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 435 days ago - action.consumerreports.org
Tell your lawmakers to oppose rolling back consumer protections for vulnerable Americans.
Tell Congress: Postal Banking, Not Payday Lending
Business  (tags: banks, finances, loans, greed, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 437 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Protect low-income Americans from predatory Wall Street-backed payday lenders and check cashers by supporting postal banking and the Postal Banking Act.
Stop the Loan Sharks in Washington
Business  (tags: greed, poverty, economic injustice, loans, lending, petitions )

Freya
- 520 days ago - actionnetwork.org
The House of Representatives is poised to give the green light to payday lenders to charge debt trap-level interest rates to economically vulnerable consumers. And they want to do so in a way that lets them flout state laws.
Uber and Lyft, Driving Drivers Into Poverty and Despair
Business  (tags: transportation, gig economy, deregulation, poverty, greed )

Freya
- 524 days ago - nationofchange.org
In 2016, Uber and Lyft combined spent more on lobbying than Amazon, Walmart and Microsoft combined. They use their political might to win deregulation bills.
Bank of America Gouges Poorest Customers, One Month After Billion-Dollar Tax Cut
Business  (tags: banks, poverty, greed )

Freya
- 539 days ago - alternet.org
Consumer advocates say a new surcharge targets families living check to check.
Hone Depot Follows Amazon in Investing to Take Down Local Businesses
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, jobs, retail, poverty, corporate, economy, finance, ethics, marketing, investors, labor, usa, technology )

Johann
- 1135 days ago - risnews.edgl.com
Yet Bernie criticizes the Democrats for destroying local business!
Retail Executives Help Keep Americans in Poverty
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, poverty, jobs, consumers, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, economy, marketing, lies, money, investors, labor, wal-mart, usa, ethics )

Johann
- 1135 days ago - readersupportednews.org
The only real money in retail is from Store Manager on up. If a realistic poverty level of <=35k for single and $60k for a family of 3 is established, millions of retail workers would fall under the poverty level
It Took 40 Years and Millions of Lives Destroyed for Elites to Admit That Neoliberalism Has Failed
Business  (tags: economic inequality, economic injustice, wealth, greed, poverty, Latin America )

Freya
- 1140 days ago - alternet.org
Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that neoliberalism has been a failure.
The Collapse of the Middle-Class Job
Business  (tags: employment, jobs, income, wages, middle class, working class, poverty )

Freya
- 1165 days ago - nationofchange.org
Our middle-income jobs are disappearing. Evidence shows that living-wage, family-sustaining positions are quickly being replaced by lower-wage and less secure forms of employment.
Stop Corporate Tax Abuse!
Business  (tags: tax havens, tax evasion, greed, corporations, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 1190 days ago - action.oxfamamerica.org
Developing countries and the US government each lose $100 billion every year because multinational companies hide their profits in offshore tax havens. When multinational companies avoid paying taxes in countries where they really do business, it harms...
Sadistic Capitalism: Six Urgent Matters for Humanity in Global Crisis
Business  (tags: capitalism, exploitation, poverty, economic injustice, income inequality, greed, oppression )

Freya
- 1191 days ago - truth-out.org
In these mean streets of globalized capitalism in crisis, it has become profitable to turn poverty and inequality into a tourist attraction.
Why We Should Fear a Cashless World
Business  (tags: Contactless payments, Banks and building societies, Consumer affairs, Surveillance, Privacy, Poverty, Social exclusion, Equality )

Judy
- 1213 days ago - theguardian.com
Poor people and small businesses rely on cash. A contactless system will likely entrench poverty and pave the way for terrifying levels of surveillance.
 

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