working poor

INSTITUTE INDEX: Striking for fast-food justice   |   May 15, 2014
Date on which fast-food workers across the United States and around the world are taking part in a one-day strike for higher pay and the right to unionize: 5/15/2014 Number of...

 

Debunking conservative myths about poverty   |   September 6, 2013
A wildly misleading report released recently by the conservative Cato Institute says that it pays to be jobless and poor. In an attempt to bolster a laughably farfetched theory...

 

Ignoring the nation's poor: A political peril in 2012?   |   September 28, 2012
By Jeffrey Buchanan, Oxfam America The campaign rhetoric and the media coverage of an election focused on our economy have largely overlooked a major national economic shift: the...