Income inequality, already a significant issue for the nation’s workers before the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, has exploded in recent weeks due to tens of millions of U.S. workers who have lost their jobs. And even once more people return to work, the wage gap is unlikely to improve significantly.
53 million American workers are barely making ends meet. It's time for elected officials to do something about it.
A new report finds that states with higher minimum wages have less people who end their lives.
Workers deserve a predictable schedule with predictable pay that allows them a life outside of work.
Parents with kids under five struggle the most to make ends meet, Demos says. The problem shows the importance of creating paid parental leave.
Minimum wage hikes that 18 states and Washington, D.C., have enacted since the last federal increase a decade ago have raised the pay of the lowest-paid workers without cutting the numbers of jobs or hours they work.
Thousands across the country are expected to participate in demonstration calling for a $15 minimum wage and union rights.
Low-wage workers seek greater input, predictability when it comes to the work week.