Wider Opportunities for Women

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Name: Wider Opportunities for Women
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

NJ’s minimum wage rising by 13 cents 5 minutes ago

TRENTON – New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase by 13 cents an hour, starting in January.The 1.59 percent increase, from $8.25 an hour to $8.38, is required under a constitutional amendment approved by 61 percent of voters last November that raised ... [Published Home News Tribune - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Year of the Woman?

Wavebreakmedia Ltd viaI was 12 years old during the historic Year of the Woman in 1992. I remember the sense of hopefulness my Mom and her feminist friends had as they talked about the possibilities for discussion, action and policy around women's equality. ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

091014-wsj-opn-letters

Pay teachers with desired skills more Sunday’s article “” was outstanding. Hopefully every school board member, administrator, teacher and aspiring teacher reads it and gets the message.The best teachers with the most desired skills should be paid more ... [Published Capital Times - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Raise minimum wage to cover basic living expenses -- Peggy Wireman

Why are fast food workers rallying for $15 an hour? That amount would enable two people -- a couple or a single parent and a child -- to live a modest lifestyle without depending on government programs or charity.That’s based on the Wider Opportunities ... [Published Capital Times - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Study says nearly half of Americans are living in or near poverty

Are things really that bad?In a recent Minnesota Spokesman Recorder column discussing how the federal poverty rate is measured, I cited a 2013 study by the Oregon Center for Public Policy regarding the application of its Family Budget Calculator to determine ... [Published Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Women’s Issues Conference

By I will be hosting my final Women’s Issues Conference on Saturday, September 13 at 9 a.m. at nearby Washington-Lee High School in Arlington.We will hear from keynote speaker Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress. Named one of the ... [Published Falls Church News-Press - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Do You Know What Broke Feels Like Yet?

Source: ThinkstockIn spite of all of the data indicating consumers receiving public assistance spend significantly less money on food, clothing, housing, transportation, entertainment, and healthcare than those who are not on assistance programs, criticisms ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Why are minimum wage jobs all some people can get?

A recent study based on the Basic Economic Security Tables for Michigan has concluded that people can't live on minimum wage .Shocked? You shouldn't be. Yet what is so often forgotten is that no one generally has to live on it. The overwhelming majority ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Aging is an economic issue - from health care to housing

This site is optimized for mobile devices with no download required. | MIDLAND -- Paul Anthony thinks Mitchell Silver said it best."We sacrifice our todays for their tomorrows," the Midland Council president recalled. "I’ll remember that until the day ... [Published Beaver County Times - Apr 06 2014]

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NJ’s minimum wage rising by 13 cents 5 minutes ago [Published Home News Tribune - 19 hours ago]
Year of the Woman? [Published Huffington Post - Sep 18 2014]
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Raise minimum wage to cover basic living expens... [Published Capital Times - Sep 09 2014]
Study says nearly half of Americans are living ... [Published Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder - Sep 05 2014]
Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Women’s Issue... [Published Falls Church News-Press - Aug 28 2014]
Do You Know What Broke Feels Like Yet? [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 27 2014]
Do You Know What Broke Feels Like Yet? [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 27 2014]
Why are minimum wage jobs all some people can get? [Published Examiner.com - Aug 22 2014]
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