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Sexism Valley: 60% of Women in Silicon Valley Experience Harassment
Posted on: Jan 14, 2016, Source: The Guardian
Survey found that for women in tech and venture capital gender discrimination is common.
'Poverty Pay' Leads Walmart Employees to Skip Lunch or Steal it From Co-Workers
Posted on: Nov 16, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Workers group Our Walmart announces 15-day fast to protest company’s wages, demanding $15 an hour and full-time schedules ahead of busy holiday season.
NYC Bar Tackles Gender Pay Gap by Charging Women 77% of Bar Tab
Posted on: Jul 10, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Why? Because on average, American women make about 77 to 78 cents for every dollar that men earn.
Democrats Look to Make Debt-Free College the Key Campaign Issue of 2016
Posted on: Jun 2, 2015, Source: The Guardian
9 Democratic senators have come out in support of debt-free four-year public colleges.
(Un)documented: the Truth About Why I'm Afraid to Fly
Posted on: May 30, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Last week, I boarded a plane for the first time since arriving in the US from Slovakia 15 years ago. Despite having all my papers in order, I couldn’t shake the anxiety of all those years I was unable to leave, and the fear of being deported.
Amtrak Philadelphia Train Crash: Mayor Describes 'Disastrous Mess'
Posted on: May 13, 2015, Source: The Guardian
FBI says no indication that terrorism was a factor in Philadelphia derailment that killed at least six and left another six critically injured.
Swiss Police Free Robot Busted for Buying Ecstasy Online
Posted on: Apr 24, 2015, Source: The Guardian
The robot, which goes by the name Random Darknet Shopper, was part of an art installation meant to explore the dark web.
Fight for $15 Swells Into Largest Protest by Low-Wage Workers in U.S. History
Posted on: Apr 16, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Workers in more than 200 cities walked out on jobs or joined protests bankrolled by organized labor Wednesday.
Is Starbucks Responsible For Driving Up Real Estate Prices in Gentrified Cities?
Posted on: Feb 16, 2015, Source: The Guardian
It’s a caffeinated spin on the old chicken-and-egg question: which came first?
Workers Sue McDonald's Over Claims They Were Fired from Store with '"Too Many Black People"
Posted on: Jan 22, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Ten employees filed a discrimination lawsuit complaining that they were called ‘ghetto’ and ‘ratchet’ and that McDonald’s did nothing to help.
More than Half of US Public School Students Live in Poverty, Report Finds
Posted on: Jan 17, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Problem is growing, especially among children, as report finds the majority of public school students in nearly half of US states live in poverty.
Falling Home Prices Are the Latest Blow to the Middle Class
Posted on: Dec 14, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Americans have seen their net worth fall for the first time since 2009.
On 3rd Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Activist Project Pays Off Nearly $4 Million in Student Debt
Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: The Guardian
The project buys student debt at knockdown prices to inspire Americans to exert collective power.
From Drug Cartels to Worm Shortages: Why Food is So Pricey in America
Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: The Guardian
A look at some of the odder reasons for high food prices.
NY Fed Study: Even With Debt, College is Worth the Dough
Posted on: Jun 27, 2014, Source: The Guardian
A new study finds that a degree benefits each graduate $1m more in earnings than a non-graduate, but problems remain.
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