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The 2014 federal poverty guideline for a family of two is just $15,730. A minimum wage worker who works 40 hours per week – which can be rather difficult in such jobs – would earn $15,080 for the year. 468 more words

Promising Strategy Trains Workers for Jobs in Today’s Economy, Meets Employer Needs

Over the past decade, with many Americans striving to build their skills to get jobs in a rapidly changing economy, the workforce development field has witnessed a significant increase in strategies that meet the needs of both job seekers and employers. 653 more words

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The Truth About How Tipped Workers Get Paid

“The minimum wage for most tipped workers is only $2.13 an hour. That means the customer is on the hook for paying the bulk of these workers’ wages.” 223 more words


Dignified Jobs and Decent Wages

The Next 50 Years of Civil Rights and Economic Justice

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Years of organizing and civil disobedience culminated in a seminal piece of legislation prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex. 383 more words

Working Families

Double Booked: The Real Costs of Disability to Working Families

This post originally appeared on the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism blog.

By: Allison Wohl

When our youngest son was born in 2009, I was climbing the ladder at a Big 4 consulting firm doing management consulting for the federal sector. 694 more words

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A Note - The Day Before Independence Day

I think the federal government has gotten worse for working families. It used to be the leader. When we had little ones, I had no problem from supervisors with bringing our children to work with me. 146 more words

A Working Woman.

It is not easy to be a working woman.

From pay discrimination to lack of childcare, women across the country continue to face challenges in the workplace. 273 more words

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