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The government may redefine what it means to be an employee — and it's a huge deal - Updated by Danielle Kurtzleben on December 19, 2014, 3:40 p.m. ET

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board issued complaints containing 78 charges against McDonald’s. Among those are charges that McDonald’s illegally threatened, fired, and cut the hours of employees who protested its wages. 511 more words

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Why America’s middle class is lost - Written by Jim Tankersley - Published on December 12, 2014

The middle class took America to the moon. Then something went horribly wrong.

DOWNEY, CALIF. — One day in 1967, Bob Thompson sprayed foam on a hunk of metal in a cavernous factory south of Los Angeles.

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Government

Rick Perry Says Income Inequality Not A Problem We 'Grapple With' In Texas

Rick Perry is among the top 20% who don’t care now and never have cared about income inequality.

Remember, someone has to clean their homes and offices, serve their food and walk their pets.   355 more words

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NYC Luxury Building Installs ‘Poor Fences’ To Separate Middle-Income Renters From Wealthier Residents

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As if the “poor door” used by an NYC luxury apartment building earlier in the year wasn’t bad enough, a Queens luxury tower is using a similar approach with a… 398 more words

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A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money - Allison Aubrey ALLISON AUBREY December 2014

A worker at Moo Cluck Moo, a fast-casual burger and chicken chain in suburban Detroit, prepares a meal. Workers at Moo Cluck Moo all make $15 an hour. 297 more words

Income Inequality

What and When Teachers Get Paid Matters - By Allie Bidwell Dec. 3, 2014

A higher starting salary doesn’t always mean a teacher will earn more over time.

Teachers in the United States on average wait more than two decades to reach their maximum earning potential. 259 more words

Employment/Job

Fast food workers, other low-wage employees launch nationwide strike -December 4, 2014 6:00AM ET

Organizers say workers in roughly 160 cities are demanding $15 per hour and the right to form a union

Fast-food workers in roughly 160 cities nationwide are set to walk off the job Thursday morning, demanding an industry-wide base wage of $15 per hour and the right to form a union.  717 more words

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