Too bad GOP policies are undercutting it
The unpleasant truth: When the government keeps slashing its safety net, climbing the economic ladder gets harder.
Janitors in federal office buildings, food servers at veterans' hospitals, and other workers with low-paying jobs for the federal government may get paid more in the future—at least if President Barack Obama has anything to say about it.
Presidents used to promise full employment. A generation ago, they abruptly stopped. Bringing back the term could change our politics.
This map shows who makes how much....and how little.
Even a majority of Republicans do!
Thursday morning, hundreds of thousands of federal workers who were furloughed due to the government shutdown awoke to the amazing, awful news that they were expected back at work today because Congress had reached a deal Wednesday night to fund the government (through January 15) and raise the debt limit (through February 7). Here's how they've spent every terrible hour since then:
Today marks the fourth day in the largest fast-food walkout in U.S. history. One of the strikers’ key demands is a $15 hourly wage, slightly more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Most people know that fast-food workers are on the low-end of the pay scale, but how low, exactly?