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  • Five myths about fast-food work

    Five myths about fast-food work
    Since fast-food workers started walking off the job in New York more than two years ago, their campaign has grown into a worldwide movement. Demanding $15 per hour and a union, workers in fast food and other low-wage industries have staged strikes,...
  • Low wages for aerospace workers despite tax breaks for employers

    SUMNER, Wash. Corrine "Cookie" Peterson, a 72-year-old widow, arrives at AIM Aerospace's manufacturing plant in this city about 30 miles south of Seattle at 6:30 a.m. to assemble ventilation ducts for Boeing jets. Arthritis restricts her to a 40-hour...
  • The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them

    The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them
    In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more...
  • Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday

    Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday
    The fight to redefine a McJob is heating up. Protests for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food and other low-wage workers are set to take place around the country Wednesday, marking the biggest effort yet in an ongoing campaign by labor...
  • For retirement savers, target-date funds offer one-stop shopping

    For retirement savers, target-date funds offer one-stop shopping
    Target-date funds have become a popular hands-off investment choice. And a new study shows that investors who make the most of these funds are coming out ahead. According to Morningstar, investor returns — which take into account investor...
  • Experts disagree whether earning a college degree is worth the expense

    Experts disagree whether earning a college degree is worth the expense
    Many high school seniors and their parents are in the throes of deciding which college to attend and figuring out how to pay for it. The biggest question for those in the freshman applicant pool is where to enroll, not whether to go at all. Yet behind...
  • Hospitals, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement

    Hospitals, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement
    HARTFORD — A contract battle between UnitedHealthcare and the parent company of Hartford Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut concluded after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, less than two hours before the existing agreement expired. The...
  • Robert B. Reich: Hillary Clinton's candidacy and America's defining moment

    It's a paradox. Almost all the economic gains are still going to the top, leaving America's vast middle class with stagnant wages and little or no job security. Two-thirds of Americans are working paycheck to paycheck. Meanwhile, big money is taking...
  • Saucon Valley School Board votes down deadline extension on teacher contract offer

    Saucon Valley School Board votes down deadline extension on teacher contract offer
    The Saucon Valley School Board on Tuesday night narrowly voted down a motion to extend the deadline for teachers to vote on the district's latest contract offer. Directors' refusal came despite petitions from parents asking for an extension and a...
  • Help wanted: Most US job openings are for low-skill, low-pay workers

    MILWAUKEE In a post-recession world where many once-familiar occupations continue to automate, move offshore or disappear outright, one of the most basic questions remains: Who's hiring? It turns out the vast preponderance of job openings these days...
  • UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families

    UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families
    Labor economists at UC Berkeley issued a new report Monday showing that more than half the public assistance around the country, whether it be health insurance, food aid or welfare, goes to working families. It's disheartening that so many Americans...