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Federal Guide Warns: Don't Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

Federal Guide Warns: Don’t Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

by Julianne Hing on March 11 2014, 12:22PM

Criminal background checks are a widespread tool of discrimination aimed squarely at men of color.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 8:30AM

The new ‘I Can’t Wait’ nationwide campaign collects and shares stories from those most affected by the ongoing U.S. housing crisis.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

by Brentin Mock on March 4 2014, 2:32PM

The budget includes targeted funds for programs to reduce racial disparities in courts and prisons.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Economy, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

Google To Fund City Kids' Bus Rides

Google To Fund City Kids’ Bus Rides

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2014, 1:45PM

Move seen as first in efforts to placate San Francisco’s working class residents

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Mich. Muslim Awarded $1.2 Million in Discrimination Suit

Mich. Muslim Awarded $1.2 Million in Discrimination Suit

by Carla Murphy on March 3 2014, 1:12PM

One Michigan county has to pay up

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

by Carla Murphy on February 21 2014, 10:33AM

Advocates anticipate victory.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2014, 6:02PM

Not without majorly including black workers, immigrants and women of color.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

NYC's Gentrification, Seen Through Google Street View GIFs

NYC’s Gentrification, Seen Through Google Street View GIFs

by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 12:42PM

Incredible images that show a devastating reality.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Workers Say No to Union in the South

Workers Say No to Union in the South

by Carla Murphy on February 17 2014, 11:31AM

Auto workers’ vote likely lowers the chances of successfully organizing southern workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Farm Bill Passes Congress with More Food Stamp Cuts

Farm Bill Passes Congress with More Food Stamp Cuts

by Carla Murphy on February 4 2014, 4:11PM

Pres. Obama is expected to sign the bill.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Today at 2p.m., Pres. Obama Takes Questions About SOTU Speech

Today at 2p.m., Pres. Obama Takes Questions About SOTU Speech

by Carla Murphy on January 31 2014, 12:49PM

Use the opportunity to raise the issues that concern you.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year's Super Bowl

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year’s Super Bowl

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 10:00AM

Here’s a look at a few groups of workers whose livelihoods depend on the success of America’s biggest game.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Economy

For First Time Ever, College Football Players Organize to Unionize

For First Time Ever, College Football Players Organize to Unionize

by Carla Murphy on January 29 2014, 10:36AM

The effort, if successful, could re-make college sports.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Pres. Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Low-Wage Federal Workers

Pres. Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Low-Wage Federal Workers

by Carla Murphy on January 28 2014, 11:16AM

Obama announces plans to sign executive order mandating minimum wage increase during tonight’s State of the Union address.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Wash. Study Finds White Women No Longer Face Discrimination

Wash. Study Finds White Women No Longer Face Discrimination

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2014, 1:37PM

“This is a war on white women, and we’re not going to take it sitting down,” one business owner reportedly said.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Low-Wage Federal Workers Walk Off Job Today

Low-Wage Federal Workers Walk Off Job Today

by Carla Murphy on January 22 2014, 11:04AM

Food servers and janitorial workers at landmark federal buildings demand a living wage.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City's Latinas

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City’s Latinas

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2014, 5:09PM

Los Angeles is getting ready to take on a minimum wage hike fight for hotel workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Fast Food Worker Naquasia LeGrand Wows on Colbert

Fast Food Worker Naquasia LeGrand Wows on Colbert

by Carla Murphy on January 17 2014, 1:21PM

The 22-year-old fast-food worker and organizer makes it plain: I just want a living wage.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

You Probably Won't Like The Gap's 'MLK Event'

You Probably Won’t Like The Gap’s ‘MLK Event’

by Aura Bogado on January 16 2014, 3:55PM

One retailer is making a day about a civil rights leader a troublesome sales event.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Where the New Jobs Are in 2014

Where the New Jobs Are in 2014

by Carla Murphy on January 14 2014, 9:36AM

States in the south and the west expected to show biggest gains.

Topics: Economy, /NOW