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2 In 5 Employees Say They Receive Unfair Pay

2 In 5 Employees Say They Receive Unfair Pay

More women than men feel they don't get fair pay

And more women than men do not believe they are being paid fairly, according to a new Glassdoor survey. Read More »

Hot Topics At Davos 2014: Jobs, Income Inequality

Hot Topics At Davos 2014: Jobs, Income Inequality

Global elite recognize and discuss pressing problems

Global elite gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss income disparity and unemployment, among other things. Read More »

20 Percent Of  Poor Americans Unemployed

20 Percent Of Poor Americans Unemployed

Nearly the highest rate since the Depression.

Nearly the highest rate since the Depression. Read More »

Highest Paid CEOs End Up Being Fired Or Fined, Study Finds

Highest Paid CEOs End Up Being Fired Or Fined, Study Finds

New study finds that many of the best paid CEOs are poor performers, too

New study finds that many of the best paid CEOs are poor performers, too Read More »

'The Great Gatsby': Are Workers Better Off Today Than They Were In The 1920s?

'The Great Gatsby': Are Workers Better Off Today Than They Were In The 1920s?

It's probably no coincidence that Hollywood has decided to turn F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, into a new movie (released Friday). The book famously depicts the lavish living and fancy galas of high-income earners in America's Roaring 1920s. Fast forward 90 years to another era of income... Read More »

CEOs Earn 354 Times More Than Average Worker

CEOs Earn 354 Times More Than Average Worker

The latest fun figure about our country's growing income inequality: The average big company CEO earns 354 times that of the average rank-and-file worker. That statistic comes courtesy of the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of trade unions in the country, which has been tracking this ratio since 1996, according... Read More »

McDonald's Server Would Have To Work 550 Years To Earn CEO's Pay

McDonald's Server Would Have To Work 550 Years To Earn CEO's Pay

In a stirring Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, Leslie Patton tells the story of one McDonald's employee. His name is Tyree Johnson. The 44-year-old has worked at the fast food chain for two decades, yet still makes just $8.25 an hour, and doesn't get 40 hours a week of work. So Johnson has jobs at two Chicago... Read More »

Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Workers' Pay Dropped, CEOs' Soared

Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Workers' Pay Dropped, CEOs' Soared

America bills itself as a land of opportunity, and the slogan still may be true in so many ways in 2012. But many see a persistent and growing inequality in both the labor force and standard of living. The gap between the "two Americas" has been an issue on the left for years, and was a catalyst for the Occupy... Read More »

Minimum Wage Hikes Proposed In Several States

Minimum Wage Hikes Proposed In Several States

New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver plans to propose a minimum wage hike on Monday, which would lift the state's wage floor to $8.50 from $7.25 an hour. California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri and New Jersey are also considering minimum wage increases, and... Read More »

Class Conflicts Have Reached A 25-Year High, Survey Says

Class Conflicts Have Reached A 25-Year High, Survey Says

Three years ago, if you were to ask Americans what the strongest social conflicts were in this country, the divide between immigrants and native born Americans would have ranked at the top. But today, hostilities between the rich and the poor has taken that spot, beating out both racial and immigration-related... Read More »

Who Are The 'One Percent' Protesters So Despise?

Who Are The 'One Percent' Protesters So Despise?

The One Percent is the villain of the moment, but it's a mostly faceless one. We can imagine Bernie Madoff, Rupert Murdoch, those guys from Enron, and a smattering of Goldman Sachs execs sitting around a mahogany table smoking cigars and ashing on your mortgage papers. But really, it's hard to know who the... Read More »

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