News — Workforce & Poverty
'It hurts the young. It helps too little. It boosts unemployment.' There are plenty of myths about the minimum wage. The reality is, more and more workers are working at a pay rate that puts them in poverty.
Thousands of New Yorkers face an impossible choice when they get sick: Go to work and get yourself and others sicker, or stay home and risk losing pay or your post.
Optimistic statistics on job growth haven't erased growing worries that a large segment of the American population is going to be cut off from steady employment.