racial wage gap
February 22, 2021 -
The eight-year-old Fight for $15 movement is as close as it's ever been to winning the minimum wage law it's seeking, but barriers remain — including opposition from two Senate Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Here's who would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $15, and a look at the strong public support for the move.
September 4, 2017 -
As wages stagnate nationally, more Southern states than ever before are embracing anti-union laws and laws to prevent local governments from raising pay and requiring family sick leave.
September 2, 2016 -
New research details the effect of unionization on the wages of black workers and shows how unions reduce racial wage inequality.
May 30, 2012 -
A lawsuit charges the Florida-based corporation that operates Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Capital Grille and other restaurants with stealing wages and firing black workers because of their race.
March 22, 2012 -
The narrowing of the gap between men's and women's earnings from 2010 to 2011 can't be attributed to progress but to men's wages falling faster than women's. Add race to the analysis and the inequities are especially stark.