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Cars travel north towards Los Angeles on interstate highway 5 in San Diego, California February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Wage Gap Between Black And White Americans Is At 40-Year High

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute reveals a stark disparity between the hourly pay of blacks and whites; on average, whites make 26.7 percent more than blacks, earning $25.22 an hour compared with $18.49 for blacks. Amazingly, blacks today earn less relative to their white counterparts than they did in 1979.

September 20, 2016
Unions, Right To Work

A Future For Unions, If They Can Keep It

The path forward for unions is murky. Union members are ebbing. Campaigning for issues takes money, which takes members who pay dues.

May 21, 2015
Money, National News, Wage Gap, Gender, Feminisim, Discrimination, National Equal Pay Dat, Less Than 100, Pittsburgh, Elana Schlenker

Pennsylvania Company Fights Wage Gap By Charging Women What They Earn

Less Than 100, a pop-up shop that charges woman a discount to reflect wage gaps, asks, “What are women worth? What can they afford?”

April 17, 2015

Poverty Rate Slips, But Median Income Remains Flat

By Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee, Los Angeles Times The nation’s poverty rate dropped last year for the first time since 2006, but the typical household income barely budged in a sign of the continuing sluggish economic recovery from the Great Recession, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The decline in the poverty rate to 14.5 […]

September 16, 2014

Chart: Wage Inequality Has Dramatically Increased Over Past Three Decades

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, released Tuesday, highlights the increasingly prevalent and disparate effects of wage inequality. With a focus on same-gender wage gaps, the report demonstrates that income inequality affects all Americans, and reminds us that the implications and scope of the widening wage gap are not limited only to the poorest […]

June 4, 2014

Democrats Tout ‘Paycheck Fairness’ To Reach Female Voters

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal work. Surrounding himself with female supporters at […]

April 8, 2014