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    • America Needs a Raise 

      AFL-CIO Department of Economic Research (1996-02-19)
      [Excerpt] America needs a raise, in the worst kind of way. While productivity, profits, executive pay and the stock market keep going up, working family incomes keep going down, widening the gap between the rich and the ...
    • Living Wage Laws: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

      AFL-CIO Department of Public Policy (2000-10-01)
      [Excerpt] Although most communities that have considered living wage proposals have adopted them, questions invariably arise about the desirability and effectiveness of these ordinances as public policy tools and the ...
    • Working But Poor in America 

      Parente, Frank (1995-10-01)
      [Excerpt] At a time when the nation is wrestling with the question of reforming welfare and forging policies that bridge the gap between dependence and work, the fact is that, for millions, work does not allow them to ...
    • Young Workers: A Lost Decade 

      AFL-CIO (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This year, nearly one in three young workers will be laboring on Labor Day; they are significantly more likely to be at work on this holiday than workers older than 35. Even fewer low-income young workers have ...
    • Young Workers: A Lost Decade (One Year Later) 

      AFL-CIO (2010-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In 2010, the AFL-CIO conducted a follow-up to a major national survey commissioned in 2009 and conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates to find out how young workers were faring in the economic crisis. The ...