Jana Kasperkevic

Sexism Valley: 60% of Women in Silicon Valley Experience Harassment

Sixty percent of the women working in Silicon Valley experience unwanted sexual advances, according to a new survey released this week. About two-thirds of them say that these advances were from their superior.

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'Poverty Pay' Leads Walmart Employees to Skip Lunch or Steal it From Co-Workers

Walmart employees are so poor that they are skipping lunch, sharing it or, in some cases, stealing it from their coworkers, some of the company’s workers claimed on Thursday while announcing a fast in protest of the company’s wages.

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NYC Bar Tackles Gender Pay Gap by Charging Women 77% of Bar Tab

On Tuesday night, The Way Station, a bar in the Prospects Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, gave a whole new meaning to ladies’ night. This 7 July – 7/7 – the local watering hole was drawing attention to the gender pay gap by charging women just 77% of their bar tab.

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(Un)documented: the Truth About Why I'm Afraid to Fly

I have imagined myself on an airplane a lot over the last 15 years – always against my will, flying back to Slovakia, never to come back.

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Democrats Look to Make Debt-Free College the Key Campaign Issue of 2016

Could debt-free college be to 2016 what healthcare reform was to 2008? Some liberal Democrats are sure hoping so.

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Amtrak Philadelphia Train Crash: Mayor Describes 'Disastrous Mess'

A crash investigation has begun into what caused an Amtrak train to derail in north Philadelphia, killing at least five people and leaving six others critically injured.

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Swiss Police Free Robot Busted for Buying Ecstasy Online

If your robot buys ecstasy, are you responsible? That is exactly what Mike Power wondered when he reviewed the Swiss exhibition The Darknet: From Memes to Onionland for the Guardian in December.

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Fight for $15 Swells Into Largest Protest by Low-Wage Workers in U.S. History

Workers in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Los Angeles and more than 200 cities across the US walked out on their jobs or joined marches and protests on Wednesday during what organisers claimed was the largest protest by low-wage workers in US history.

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Is Starbucks Responsible For Driving Up Real Estate Prices in Gentrified Cities?

Last year, the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn got its first two Starbucks – the first in July, and the second four months later. While across the river in Manhattan no one would blink an eye at yet another Starbucks popping up, in trendy Williamsburg the reactions were mixed. Some residents were miffed – who needs Starbucks when they have a dozen boutique coffee shops around the corner? Others were thrilled, hoping it was a sign of things to come.

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Workers Sue McDonald's Over Claims They Were Fired from Store with '"Too Many Black People"

Ten former McDonald’s workers in Virginia have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the fast-food chain, claiming that supervisors threw racial and sexual slurs at them, then fired them because the stores had “too many black people”. 

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