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17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014, Including ‘Goodbye, Middle Class’

Center for American Progress

Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.

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Stories from the Women Workers Who Make Our Country Great

Stories from the Women Workers Who Make Our Country Great

Women are coming together and improving their workplaces by fighting for policies that include everything from raising the tipped and minimum wage, making equal pay for equal work a reality, demanding more consistent and adequate hours in retail scheduling to making sure everyone has access to affordable child care and can receive basic workplace accommodations during pregnancy. These women workers know collective bargaining and collective action are important for achieving workplace policies that work for women and families. 

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Low-Wage Villain of the Week: Sallie Mae

Photo via Heathermg/Flickr

In our new regular feature, we'll be taking a look at the villains who are doing their best to prevent the United States from raising wages for all or some Americans. In this series, we're going to try to take a look past the usual suspects—for example, too often elected officials get in the way of a fair economy, but we want to dig deeper.

This week, we’re focusing attention on a giant student lender and loan servicer, Sallie Mae. 

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