August 28, 2015 -
A tale of two recoveries, black and white, by the numbers.
June 11, 2015 -
A new paper from the NAACP and the think tank Demos looks at how the retail industry contributes to racial inequality by failing to meet the needs of black and Latino workers — a big concern for the South's retail-intensive economy.
April 17, 2015 -
While major corporations like Walmart and McDonald's have recently taken steps to boost some workers' pay, tens of thousands took to the streets this week calling for a real livable wage. In what organizers have said was the largest demonstration yet, fast-food workers, child care providers, adjunct university faculty and others rose up in the Fight for $15.
March 9, 2015 -
Workers at an auto parts plant in Selma, Alabama are protesting low wages and chemical exposures that they say are causing health problems ranging from asthma to cancer.
February 2, 2015 -
There's a connection between the way restaurant servers are paid and the high rate of sexual harassment they experience.
June 6, 2014 -
"Our families cannot continue to struggle on Walmart's poverty pay and constantly changing schedules while Walmart and the Walton family make billions from our work," says one striking mother who works for the Arkansas-based retail giant.
June 4, 2014 -
A new conservative advocacy group called Carolina Rising says a falling unemployment rate is good news for North Carolina's economy. But economists warn of ominous developments behind the numbers, including people dropping out of the workforce and a shift toward low-wage jobs. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are considering new cuts to unemployment benefits.