When construction worker Jose Rivera opened his pay envelope, it was bad news. His employer had paid him only $100 for a 40-hour workweek. When he complained, the employer, a subcontractor, told him the contract for the job paid less, so workers had to accept less. Some of Rivera’s younger co-workers were so demoralized they [...]
California, the home of Silicon Valley and more billionaires than any other state, is the poorest state in the country. That’s according to an Oct. 16 report from the Census Bureau, which also finds that Mississippi – typically ranked among the poorest states – has a poverty rate below the national average. The report out [...]
It’s been one month since the largest climate march in history, and recent “Climate Action” pledges from global leaders like the Department of Defense, President Obama and the United Nations do not add up to what communities need.
The People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21, was a historic event. It was historic because of the unprecedented numbers — 400,000 people came out to the march largely to raise awareness about the increasing urgency of climate change, and how natural disasters hit low-income communities first and worst.
RIVERDALE, Ga. — Standing off state Route 85, Jessica Jarrett waves a huge placard above her head to draw attention to a voter registration drive for the November elections. Cars, vans and trucks speed by on this Saturday morning last month. At this moment, no motorist stops at this office which houses Friends of Clayton [...]