Category Archives: Economic Justice

Child Homelessness in U.S. Hit All-Time High in Recent Years, New Report Says

Posted at http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/child-homelessness-in-us-hit-all-time-high-in-recent-years-new-report-says/2014/11/16/5ffa5324-6dd5-11e4-8808-afaa1e3a33ef_story.html By David Crary and Lisa Leff November 17, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The number of homeless children in the United States has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to … Continue reading

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Employment Rate for Young People Hits 70-Year Low

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-12-24/youth-issues/employment-rate-for-young-people-hits-70-year-low/a43683-1 December 24, 2014 – Melinda Tuhus, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHILADELPHIA – Youth employment in America is at its lowest level since World War II, according to a new report from the … Continue reading

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Who Pays? Examines Tax Systems in All Fifty States

From the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (http://www.itep.org/): The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy today released the 5th edition of Who Pays (http://www.itep.org/whopays/), our signature report that examines tax systems in all 50 states and the District of … Continue reading

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PA’s Tax System Grows More Unfair: Low-Income Pay Price

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/january/pas-tax-system-grows-more-unfair-low-income-pay-price Jan 16, 2015 11:38 am | Ellen Lyon Pennsylvania often falls near the bottom of state rankings – for instance, 47th in job growth and 48th in funding for public higher education per capita. So, at first … Continue reading

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Richest 1% Percent To Have More Than Rest of Humanity Combined

Published on Monday, January 19, 2015 by Common Dreams New Oxfam report shows the scale of global inequality is ‘simply staggering’ By Jon Queally, staff writer (Graphic: Oxfam International) In less than two years, if current trends continued unchecked, the … Continue reading

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Support Funding the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): With the start of the new session comes the reintroduction of the bills to Fund the Fund –  the State Housing Trust Fund (PHARE). PHARE is a proven program that is working in Shale … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Congress Undermine Social Security

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): A new rule during adoption of rules by the newly convening House of Representatives prevents a simple technical amendment, known as “reallocation” – something that has been done many times over the history of Social … Continue reading

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Raise the Wage PA Kickoff Event—January 27, Harrisburg

Please join us as we kick off a new year of organizing for fair wages! 2014 was a big year for workers fighting to raise the minimum wage, and 2015 is shaping up to be big, too! In fact, just … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Measures Pass Overwhelmingly, Even in Red States

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/05/minimum-wage-measures-pass-overwhelmingly-even-red-states Published on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 by Common Dreams By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ‘Now thousands will get a raise and begin to make a fair wage.’ Those who will benefit most from Tuesday’s minimum wage victories … Continue reading

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Job Schedules: Child Care and Subsidies—November 19, Conference Call

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Register now at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5728/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=12378 for Job Schedules: Child Care and Subsidies, a national audio conference that will be held on Wednesday, November 19, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET. This issue is being picked up in … Continue reading

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