Work and Money Archives

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Increasingly Vicious Laws Push Out Homeless

4/5/06

News Article

Poverty / Class Issues || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Catherine Komp

Communities nationwide appear intent on testing the lengths they can go to suppress or expel their homeless populations -- anything to avoid having to see, let alone help, the least fortunate.

Senate Immigration Bill Lacks Worker Protections

4/4/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Labor Issues

Jessica Azulay

Blacks Losing Ground in Economic Race

3/30/06

News Report

Race / Racism || Poverty / Class Issues

NewStandard Staff

Senate’s Shot at Immigration ‘Reform’ Steers Less Exclusive Cours

3/28/06

News Report

Immigration / Refugees || Labor Issues

Michelle Chen

All Talk, No Action on Mine Safety

3/28/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

Wal-Mart’s Foray into Banking Meets Resistance

3/27/06

News Article

Business || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

When Wal-Mart made public its plans to venture into the finance industry last summer, critics came out of the woodwork and a diverse resistance movement formed – and for reasons we may have only begun to comprehend.

Fight over Unionization Methods Stirred by Both Sides*

3/23/06

News Report

Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

Forest Workers’ Plight Exposes Pitfalls of Legal Migrant Work

3/20/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Immigration / Refugees

Kari Lydersen

Legally documented migrant laborers whose horrific circumstances were exposed last year have filed a series of class-action lawsuits, while their advocates are insisting on better treatment, pay and conditions.

Housing Program Criticized for Falling Short Again

3/15/06

News Report

Poverty / Class Issues || Politics / Legislation

NewStandard Staff

No End in Sight for Miami Janitors’ Strike

3/10/06

News Report

Labor Issues || Poverty / Class Issues

Brendan Coyne

Attitude, Not Cost, Barrier to Disabled Workers

3/9/06

News Article

Disability Issues / Ableism || Labor Issues

Catherine Komp

Recent data shows employers who make an effort to accommodate employees with disabilities can do so at little cost and great benefit, exposing deeper discrimination behind dismal employment numbers.

Bush Budget Would Alter ‘Essential’ Census Surveys

3/9/06

News Report

Politics / Legislation || Poverty / Class Issues

Brendan Coyne

Mine-safety Hearings Produce Little

3/6/06

News Report

Labor Issues || Health / Safety

Brendan Coyne

Poor Pay Biggest Income Share in State, Local Taxes*

3/1/06

News Article

Politics / Legislation || Poverty / Class Issues

Michelle Chen

Antipoverty activists say that America's poor, saddled with a disproportionally high state and local tax burden, are getting hit from both sides on all levels of government.

Groups Seek Review of New Trucker Fatigue Law

2/28/06

News Report

Health / Safety || Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

Worker Protections in Immigration Proposal Questioned

2/28/06

News Report

Immigration / Refugees || Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

New Orleans Public Housing Residents Set to Fight Off Developers

2/27/06

Feature Article

Catastrophe / Crisis || Poverty / Class Issues

Kari Lydersen

For local real-estate tycoons who dreamed of wrecking New Orleans housing projects and gentrifying neighborhoods long before the 2005 hurricane season, Katrina’s floodwaters brought a blessing soaked in misery.

Agency Shrugs Off Interior Dept. Worker Health Claims

2/24/06

News Report

Health / Safety || Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

Immigration Agents Endanger Workers in Snaring Scheme

2/22/06

News Report

Immigration / Refugees || Health / Safety

Brendan Coyne

White House Poised to Cut Food Aid for Seniors, Moms

2/22/06

News Article

Food / Nutrition || Poverty / Class Issues

Michelle Chen

The Bush administration’s 2007 budget proposal includes the total elimination of a program that helps some 500,000 impoverished Americans obtain enough food to make it through each month.

Lawmakers Move to Make FCC Allow Broader Wireless Net

2/22/06

News Report

Media || Business

Catherine Komp

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