Low-wage, temporary employment is becoming the new normal in America, particularly for immigrant and minority workers. Producer Karla Murthy visits a temp agency in Chicago. Continue reading
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September 2, 2013 | Moyers & Company
May 9, 2013 | News & Notes
A new Demos study estimates that American taxpayers fund nearly 2 million private-sector jobs that pay workers less than $24,000 a year ($12 an hour or less). That’s more low-wage jobs than Walmart and McDonald’s combined. Continue reading
January 20, 2013 | Perspectives
Could committing to a contract grow and unify the moment against poverty?
November 14, 2012 | The Poverty Line
The Nation columnist Greg Kaufmann reports on the the fight in Cincinnati to end "poverty wages" for the city's 1,000 janitors.
November 7, 2012 | Group Think
The activist says the diversity of the winning majority holds the seeds of a new America.
April 2, 2012 | Smart Charts
How many hours do people making minimum wage need to work to afford their rent?