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Americans Don’t Party Like They Used To

Depressed finances, artisanal culture and the comfortable snare of social media may be leading millennials to throw and attend fewer house parties than previous generations of Americans.

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 READ MORE


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Unreliable Schedules Mean Doubt, Anxiety and Discomfort for Workers

The fight for a living wage won’t result in being able to put food on the table if employees are given too few hours of work per week, writes a Gap salesperson who says low pay isn’t the only problem.

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 READ MORE


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Part-Time Workers in Japan Are Living in Internet Cafes

A short film takes us into the lives of former Japanese “salarymen” and others who, because they lost work, have taken refuge in the cramped, bleak cubicles that honeycomb their society’s Internet cafes.

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Some Wal-Mart Workers to Get a Modest Raise

In an effort to stave off criticism of its low wages, the United States’ largest private employer announced Thursday that it will raise the pay of half a million workers to $9 an hour in the next six months.

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 READ MORE


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Abracadabra: You’re a Part-Timer

The truly mysterious aspect of this “recovery” is that 21% of the jobs lost during the Great Recession were low wage, meaning they paid $13.83 an hour or less, but 58% of the jobs regained fall into that category. The lost jobs with better wages, benefits and long-term security have completely vanished.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 READ MORE


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