Employment

Republicans Suddenly Can't Stop Talking About "Mobility"
February 19, 2014

The unpleasant truth: When the government keeps slashing its safety net, climbing the economic ladder gets harder. 

Obama's Minimum Wage Raise for Federal Contractors Is a Shot Across the GOP's Bow
January 28, 2014

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.

"Full Employment": The Two Words Obama Needs to Say Tonight
January 27, 2014

Presidents used to promise full employment. A generation ago, they abruptly stopped. Bringing back the term could change our politics.

How Does Your State Rank on the Minimum Wage?
January 13, 2014

This map shows who makes how much....and how little.

How Furloughed Feds Are Spending Their First Day Back at Work (CHART)
October 17, 2013

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

How Do Fast-Food Wages Compare to Other Jobs'?
August 01, 2013

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.

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