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S&P: Reduce Inequality for a Better Economy

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): Posted at http://www.foreffectivegov.org/blog/flexibility-whom-irregular-schedules-other-practices-wreak-havoc-workers Approximately 45 percent of part-time workers are primary wage earners, or breadwinners, for their families, according to the most recent data. Part-time employees are more likely to be women, and … Continue reading

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Sandra L. Strauss: It’s time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage

Posted at http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-minimum-wage-increase-pennsylvania-strauss-yv-0-20140923-story.html Opinion: More than 50,000 Lehigh Valley workers receive wages so low that they need food stamps Opinion: How a low minimum wage affects working people Opinion: Work should be a pathway out of poverty, not another form … Continue reading

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Stiglitz: Inequality Is Not Inevitable

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/stiglitz-inequality-is-not-inevitable/ The NY Times just ended an eighteen month series of commentaries on its opinion pages about economic inequality,  The Great Divide, moderated by the Nobel prize-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz.  I urge you to read the final column … Continue reading

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New Analysis Finds Over a Million Workers From Every Part of Pennsylvania Would Benefit From a Minimum Wage Increase

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Keystone Research Finds raise would help nearly one in four workers in rural PA counties HARRISBURG (May 7, 2014) – A new analysis by the Keystone Research Center (KRC) shows the county of residence of … Continue reading

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National Inequality for All Watch Parties—February 27, National

Message from former Labor Secretary Robert Reich: I was thrilled to hear President Obama speak so passionately in his State of the Union address about the devastating rise of income inequality across our country. But we know that the words … Continue reading

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Sean Reardon Confirms Further Widening of Segregation by Income

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/sean-reardon-confirms-further-widening-of-segregation-by-income/ Near the end of their new book, Public Education Under Siege, educator Mike Rose and historian Michael B. Katz describe what they believe is the toughest problem for public education in America: “Throughout American history, inequality—refracted most … Continue reading

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Swiss Fight to Curb Executive Pay Gaining Momentum

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/25-3 Campaign against corporate ‘fat cats’ will ‘pull out all the stops’ as vote around the corner – Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer A fight to shrink income inequality by limiting executive pay and increasing worker’s wages in Switzerland … Continue reading

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New State and Local Poverty Data, New Resources

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): The U.S. Census Bureau released new national (http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/news/2013/09/17/74429/the-top-3-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-poverty-and-income-data/), state (http://halfinten.org/issues/articles/interactive-map-2012-poverty-data-by-state/), and local (http://halfinten.org/issues/articles/interactive-map-2012-poverty-data-by-congressional-district/) poverty data for 2012 showing no decline in the poverty rate three years into the economic recovery. Yet with high levels of … Continue reading

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Get Tools to Heal Inequality: Subscribe to the Mend the Gap! Education Series

From NETWORK (http://www.networklobby.org): In 2011, before the rise of Occupy Wall Street and the protests of the 99%, NETWORK created the Mind the Gap! campaign to raise awareness about how U.S. wealth inequality hurts “the 100%.” Next week, the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Eight Most Dumped-On Americans

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/eight-most-dumped-americans-1378133117 We live in a society that allows one man to make $15 million a day while a low-income mother gets $4.50 a day for food, and much of Congress wants to cut the $4.50. Are political and corporate leaders even remotely aware of the conditions … Continue reading

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