Tag: income inequality

These Charts Will Blow Your Mind!

12 charts that show the real problems policies must tackle, not the made-up ones December 21, 2017  EPI.org  Inequalities, and the inequities in opportunity that they represent, permeate all areas of American society. The real problems policies must tackle include…

Trump Says — OK To Steal Workers’ Money

News from EPI: Proposed rule would protect employers who steal workers’ hard-earned tips By Heidi Shierholz • December 2017  Today the Trump administration took their first major step towards allowing employers to legally take tips earned by the workers they employ. The…

No Raise for you! Over Half Didn’t Get One Last Year.

Raises: Survey shows 52% of workers didn’t get one in the past year —Paul Davidson, USA TODAY  Nov. 15, 2017 — (Photo: Getty Images) More than half of Americans have not gotten a bump in salary over the past 12 months,…

The Trickle Down Lie — Again and Again and Again………

Cutting corporate taxes will not boost American wages EPI Report • By Josh Bivens • October 25, 2017   The Trump administration is marketing its plan to give huge tax cuts to the richest U.S. households with a bold but fanciful claim: that these…

Huge Disparities Widen — Hurting Economy

Report: CT’s low-income jobs on the rise —PATRICIA DADDONA— Hartford Business Journal– Connecticut’s share of low-income jobs has ticked up by 1.3 percentage points since 2011, according to a report from New Haven-based Connecticut Voices for Children. According to the…

Wealthiest State Needs to Raise Revenue to Protect the Needy

Toubman: ‘If we don’t raise revenue somehow, we shred the safety net’ — By: KEITH M. PHANEUF | July 30, 2017 — CT Mirror KEITH M. PHANEUF / CTMIRROR.ORG Sheldon Toubman, staff attorney with New Haven Legal Assistance Association One of Connecticut’s most…

Not Just $15/Hour — Fair Scheduling in NYC

Not so fast: U.S. restaurant workers seek ban on surprise scheduling — By — Peter Szekely — Reuters —  McDonald’s employee Ashley Bruce poses in front of the restaurant where she works in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 13, 2017.John Gress NEW YORK…