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More men earning poverty-level wages

More men earning poverty-level wages

Jun. 27 |   By Elise Gould Contributing Writer   In honor of Father’s Day, the Economic Policy Institute looked at the wages of male workers at the prime age for raising young children. While women have always been more likely to earn poverty-level...

We owe our fellow workers a living wage

We owe our fellow workers a living wage

Apr. 18 | Several weeks ago I was granted the enormous privilege to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as the guest of Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum. My invitation to this hallmark event was accorded to me through no distinction...

African American unemployment crisis requires federal intervention

African American unemployment crisis requires federal intervention

Dec. 21 |   In a new Economic Policy Institute report, “A Jobs-Centered Approach to African American Community Development,” Algernon Austin, director of the Race, Ethnicity and the Economy program, explains that jobs are essential to improving African...
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