Workers, Wages, Economy
Let workers choose: Giving workers a voice is the purpose of unions
Report: Worker productivity up, pay down
"When it comes to efficient, profitable production, the men and women of the American work force have a lot to be proud of. But when it comes to being rewarded for the work they do, the skills they've sharpened and the contributions they've made, well, that's a different story," Mr. Bernstein said.
US household incomes fail to grow
"Despite an economy that expanded by 18% since 2000, real income for the median family fell by 1.1% from 2000 to 2006."
PA Research Group Offers Economic Plan to Obama and McCain, Scorecard to Voters
Insurance Commissioner Poizner Sets Framework For Environmentally–Friendly Automobile Insurance, Increased Options For Consumers
Pay-as-you-drive auto insurance option hits CA.
Families in Economic Freefall - and Off the Political Radar
"As the country prepares to elect the next president of the United States pundits and politicians will certainly talk about "working families" --"middle class families" -– and "poor families." Isn't it time we address the needs of America's families collectively?"
And poverty, poverty, poverty
The Census Bureau released poverty data for 2007:
Census: Uninsured down, poverty up
"Both liberal and conservative experts say the economy is the main driver of the nation's poverty and health-care problems..."
Why focus on a symptom when we agree on the cause?
(AK): State's 07 poverty rate up to 17.9%
"The poverty and income numbers are from the American Community Survey and are not the only way the government measures poverty and income. The government's Current Population Survey showed the number of people living in poverty nationwide increasing."
Poverty rate dips in '07 (CO)
...in Fort Collins city. But in the county, "The rise in the number of people living below self-sufficiency levels in our community should be a concern for all of us," Thibedeau said.
Poverty Rate Held Steady Last Year, Census Says
"Census officials and health insurance advocates attributed the decrease in the number of uninsured to the growing popularity of government-sponsored health insurance, including Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)."
Changing economy, changing society fuel poverty increase
"...when those manufacturing jobs disappear, uneducated workers are often faced with low-paying service jobs as their only options."
All jobs are NOT created equal.
For many, it raises questions...
New York unveils regional cost-of-living measure.
What is poverty?
The US poverty measure is outdated.
Taking on Poverty and Inequality
"...there is a powerful need for Obama and Democrats to put poverty back on the national radar."
Yeah, right. Maybe if they want the next forty years to look exactly like the last forty since the "war on poverty" began. What do you expect?
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