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37% Of Americans Live On Financial Edge

It’s frightening how many Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely surviving. If your rainy day fund is light, you have plenty of company. According to a newly released report from Bankrate, 24 percent of Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings, and 13 percent are not much better off—they don’t have credit card […]

This is another reason those who are living on the margins should be thankful there’s a Democrat in the White House. Right now, as it stands, employers can pay full-time workers a low salary, and force them to work 50, 60, 70, and even 80 hours without paying them a single dime extra. This is […]

James Robertson combines public transportation and footwork where there is no transportation available. …the many miles have their benefits: He loves his coworkers, and his boss’ wife cooks him dinner every night. “She takes care of James. And he’s a personal favorite of the owners because of his attendance record,” says the plant manager at […]

Low-wage workers, millions in number, will have more pocket change as of today, to do simple things like afford transportation to work. Rita Diaz, 26, who works two low-wage jobs, sometimes walks the three miles home from her job serving chicken at a Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in Roslindale, Mass., when she doesn’t have money for […]

It is, after all, disgusting habit that takes lives and costs money for both users and anyone who has to clean up after them. …the Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote later this month on a policy that would refuse the hiring of any smokers. The proposal would also impose a 30 percent health-insurance […]

Last week, I noted an Oklahoma Walmart that decided to demonstrate privatized charity for the world – by running a food-drive for it’s employees, because raising wages is just too hard. That was for Thanksgiving. In return, the employees have decided to give Alice Walton, the heiress and daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, an […]

An Oklahoma Walmart store is asking employees to donate food to other employees who are poverty-stricken this Thanksgiving. Making Change at Walmart, a pro-labor organization, recently posted a picture of a canned food drive at an Oklahoma City Walmart on Facebook along with this text: Rather than agree to pay a decent wage or provide […]

There is a movement among Whole Foods workers in San Francisco to form a union. The company is expanding and increasing revenue as it begins to appeal to lower-income shoppers, but workers aren’t happy. Whole Foods, despite its bourgeois reputation and popularity with America’s suave liberals does not differ that much from Walmart when it […]

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This gives 127,000 people the opportunity to observe Thanksgiving with their families. In explaining why it decided to stay closed, the spokesperson said, “Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Nothing more complicated than that.” That makes at […]

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