Trickle-down economics claims that if wages go up, jobs must come down. A controversial new study from the University of Washington has inadvertently fallen prey to that antiquated narrative.
By Nick Hanauer
What are the major challenges facing working women today, and how do these challenges differ for women in low-wage professions? What policy changes are necessary in order to ensure equal rights for workers across all job categories? We will address…
By Nora Daly
When the Congressional Budget Office assessed the president's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 last year, it predicted 500,000 jobs could be lost. But a new study suggests that the fast-food industry could gradually increase the minimum wage…
By Simone Pathe
American employment now exceeds pre-recession levels, but most of the jobs created have lower wages. That's according to May’s government labor data, which shows that despite gains of 200,000 jobs, the unemployment rate hasn't budged. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks…
By PBS NewsHour
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