As goes Starbucks, so does Chipotle: change may finally be here for many of America’s low-wage workers.

Increasingly, large corporations like Walmart and McDonald’s are buckling under pressure to better support their employees. The long overdue yet somewhat lackluster result: these companies have started to offer their low-wage workers slightly higher wages and a few basic benefits. Walmart, for example, announced in February that it would raise wages for its lowest paid … Continued

Snow Days were Hell Weeks for America’s Working Poor

Among the many alarming effects of climate change, one receives far less attention than it deserves: its economic effect on the working poor. Most discussions of climate change acknowledge its disproportionate effect on poor communities in developing countries, primarily due to the risk of famine, displacement and disease from rising sea levels, and increases in the severity and frequency of … Continued

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