Labor & Economic News Blog
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Economic Recovery Spreads to the Middle ClassEconomic Recovery Spreads to the Middle Class
Odds are stacked against low-income Americans seeking a college degreePART 3 | When you live on the margins, even a small disruption can knock you out of school.
Millennials just aren’t that into working for the governmentOnly 7 percent of federal workers are under the age of 30 — the lowest figure in nearly a decade
Monday, December 15, 2014
The devalued American: Working 2 jobs to hold on
Friday, December 12, 2014
Why the middle class is in trouble
The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind
Company stores trap Mexican farmworkers in cycle of debt
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Deal reached to allow benefit cuts to pension plans
Bills’ Cheerleaders Lead Charge for Respect, and Wages
On a Mexican mega-farm: 'They treated us like slaves'/>
Monday, December 08, 2014
Mexico & the Americas Times investigation: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables
Friday, December 05, 2014
More Jobs and Higher Wages: Recovery Starts to Hit Home
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Congress could soon allow cuts in pension plans
The sad state of benefits for new moms on the jobTwo-thirds of women work during their pregnancy, up from less than half in the 1960s, yet benefits haven’t caught up.
The poor used to have the most opportunity in America. Now the rich do.Surprise! Wage growth has collapsed for everyone but the top 1 percent the past few decades.
State Disinvestment in Higher Education Has Led to an Explosion of Student-Loan DebtState Disinvestment in Higher Education Has Led to an Explosion of Student-Loan Debt
To address states’ devastating budget cuts to public colleges ushered in by the Great Recession, the Center for American Progress proposes a new funding mechanism to improve college affordability and decrease student reliance on federal loans.
Study Finds Violations of Wage Law in New York and CaliforniaStudy Finds Violations of Wage Law in New York and California
From $7.47-an-Hour Job to Living-Wage Evangelist
California's shrinking workforce has troubling implications
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Job growth slowing in California but incomes rising, Chapman saysJob growth slowing in California but incomes rising, Chapman says
California consumers are feeling good and earning more, even though job growth is slowing, according to a new economic forecast from Chapman University.
Study finds big racial disparity in effects of widening wealth gap
Cal Refuses to Pay Berkeley Minimum Wage