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Let's talk about migrant domestic workers this International Migrants Day

There are numerous benefits of migration for workers and for their countries of origin and destination: for destination countries they fill gaps in the labour force; countries of origin earn foreign currency; while workers gain personal development together with economic agency. 899 more words

Domestic Workers

Great Messages. Almost.

The Close But Not Quite Award goes to the song “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. It’s a catchy tune, no doubt about it. 322 more words

Observation

What’s in a Name? (Flower, Feminist or Foe, Part 1)

A look into an old word that is spurring a potential identity crisis among some modern women, understanding how it deeply connects to their civil liberties today and the prevalent cattiness unfortunately associated with it, F… 1,988 more words
Identity

Beyond Beyoncé: What feminism looks like in 2014 (video)

When Beyoncé stood silhouetted with the word “feminist” towering behind her in bold, white letters at the MTV Video Music Awards last summer, many were quick to proclaim: feminism is cool again. 399 more words

News

Raise the Minimum Wage | The 2014 Hunger Report

Raise the Minimum Wage

Income from work is the primary buffer against hunger for the vast majority of American families. Yet increasing numbers of jobs pay poverty-level wages. 156 more words

Living Wage

How the War on Drugs Damages Black Social Mobility | Portside

“The social mobility of black Americans has suffered collateral damage from the “War on Drugs.” Being convicted of a crime has devastating effects on the employment prospects and incomes of ex-felons and their children, as my Brookings colleagues and other scholars have found. 51 more words

Corporate Profits

Economic Outcomes Under the NAFTA-WTO Model

“U.S. wages have barely increased in real terms since 1973, the year Fast Track was first passed, even as worker productivity doubled. In 1973, the median hourly wage for American workers in today’s dollars was $17.26, while in 2007 it was up less than 1 percent to $17.42. 179 more words

Living Wage