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NAACP Backs Fast Food Workers' Fight for $15 Hourly Wage

NAACP Backs Fast Food Workers’ Fight for $15 Hourly Wage

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2014, 5:44PM

Fast-food workers are the largest group of minimum wage workers in the country.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Latest On Youth Unemployment and Jobs

The Latest On Youth Unemployment and Jobs

by Carla Murphy on July 21 2014, 10:22AM

One in four blacks and one in six Latinos under the age of 25 can’t find a job

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Citibank Pays Up, Finally

Citibank Pays Up, Finally

by Imara Jones on July 18 2014, 7:00AM

The huge penalty for duping investors on subprime loans won’t do much for the homeowners the bank bilked. But at least there’s a measure of justice.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy

Study: Black Men No Better, Sometimes Worse Off Than in 1960s

Study: Black Men No Better, Sometimes Worse Off Than in 1960s

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2014, 12:40PM

Thanks to the prison boom.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, /NOW

Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act's 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated

Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act’s 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated

by Rinku Sen on July 2 2014, 7:00AM

Fifty years after the Jim Crow-busting Civil Rights Act became law, occupational segregation runs rampant in the United States.

Topics: Economy, History, Labor

Why Today's SCOTUS Decision In Harris v. Quinn Matters

Why Today’s SCOTUS Decision In Harris v. Quinn Matters

by Carla Murphy on June 30 2014, 10:36AM

Public sector jobs have been crucial for the upward mobility of African-Americans and women

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Walmart vs. NYT Columnist Timothy Egan

Walmart vs. NYT Columnist Timothy Egan

by Carla Murphy on June 26 2014, 11:15AM

You decide the winner: Egan or Walmart?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

'I Can't Be Boxed In' [Video] Play

‘I Can’t Be Boxed In’ [Video]

by Kai Wright on June 26 2014, 7:00AM

Colorlines speaks with black men in Philadelphia who are weighing the balance between what they can achieve through hard work and ambition, and what obstacles they can’t hurdle on their own.

Topics: Economy, Life Cycles of Inequity

Why Young, Black Men Can't Work

Why Young, Black Men Can’t Work

by Kai Wright on June 25 2014, 7:00AM

It’s not just criminal records. The job market for recent high school graduates is shaped profoundly by race and gender.

Topics: Dispatches, Economy, Life Cycles of Inequity

A Day in the Shop [Photos] Photo

A Day in the Shop [Photos]

by Aura Bogado on June 25 2014, 7:00AM

Aura Bogado chronicles the work of young men training to become automotive technicians—the kinds of jobs that can lift their families out of poverty.

Topics: Economy, Life Cycles of Inequity

Gap Stores Raise Minimum Wage

Gap Stores Raise Minimum Wage

by Carla Murphy on June 24 2014, 11:53AM

Gap employees will also get a second raise next year

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Paycheck to Paycheck

Paycheck to Paycheck

by Carla Murphy on June 24 2014, 7:00AM

A new documentary shows how expensive it is to be poor.

Topics: Economy

Is $10.10 An Acceptable Minimum Wage?

Is $10.10 An Acceptable Minimum Wage?

by Carla Murphy on June 18 2014, 12:20PM

New report targeting president’s recent executive order aims higher

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Video: Muslim Woman Asks Question, Provokes Outburst At Heritage Foundation Panel

Video: Muslim Woman Asks Question, Provokes Outburst At Heritage Foundation Panel

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 1:53PM

What did she want to know?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Dallas Hospital Gives Workers Raise--Using Exec Bonuses

Dallas Hospital Gives Workers Raise—Using Exec Bonuses

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 12:44PM

Whether the new $10.25 minimum wage will be a living wage for Dallas residents is unclear.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Bank Denying You A Basic Account? Here's One Reason Why

Bank Denying You A Basic Account? Here’s One Reason Why

by Carla Murphy on June 16 2014, 10:48AM

Banks sift massive consumer database and penalize youth and people who’re struggling financially

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Labor Secretary Responds to Federal Contract Workers Demands

Labor Secretary Responds to Federal Contract Workers Demands

by Carla Murphy on June 13 2014, 10:45AM

Some federal contract workers are pleased with new $10.10 wage; others call it a poverty wage

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Federal Contract Workers to Obama: $10.10 Not Good Enough

Federal Contract Workers to Obama: $10.10 Not Good Enough

by Carla Murphy on June 12 2014, 2:30PM

Letter to White House calls $10.10 poverty wages

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Texas Judge Bars Walmart Workers From Protesting

Texas Judge Bars Walmart Workers From Protesting

by Carla Murphy on June 10 2014, 11:17AM

Temporary order is scheduled to be revisited on June 16

Topics: Economy, /NOW

North Carolina Waitress Forced to Return $1,000 Tip

North Carolina Waitress Forced to Return $1,000 Tip

by Carla Murphy on June 9 2014, 2:10PM

Waitress Shaina Brown is a single mom of three working two jobs

Topics: Economy, /NOW