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McDonald’s Expands Education Aid, as Fight Over Pay Continues

McDonald’s Expands Education Aid, as Fight Over Pay Continues

Fast-food giant McDonald’s is dramatically expanding education aid for workers by investing $150 million in support that could reach hundreds of thousands of employees, the latest twist in the debate over equity in lower-wage jobs and how to alleviate poverty in the U.S.  The new tuition aid could help restaurant workers attend a four-year university, […]

Working Poor Parents Score a Big Child Care Win in Spending Deal

Working Poor Parents Score a Big Child Care Win in Spending Deal

When Congress finally passed legislation to fund the federal government March 23, it tucked a record investment in child care inside, a big win for low-income families that could signal more help in the future. The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill contained the largest ever yearly increase for the Child Care Development Block Grant (CDBG), […]

Cesar Chavez Day 2018: A Q&A With a Youth Leader in Texas

Cesar Chavez Day 2018: A Q&A With a Youth Leader in Texas

Cesar Chavez Day is a time when communities nationwide honor the late civil rights and farmworker movement leader. In 2018, families and grassroots leaders will come together to celebrate Cesar Chavez during the first weeks of April, to accommodate Easter and Holy Week. At rallies, speeches and parades they will reflect on the man’s accomplishments […]

Citizenship Question on Census 2020 Sparks Outcry, Legal Action

Citizenship Question on Census 2020 Sparks Outcry, Legal Action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats, who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating.  The population count taken every 10 years is more than an academic exercise. It’s required by the Constitution and used to determine […]

Cisco Gives $50M to Fight Homelessness in Silicon Valley

Cisco Gives $50M to Fight Homelessness in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Internet gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. announced on March 26 that it will donate $50 million over five years to address the growing problem of homelessness in California’s Santa Clara County and is encouraging other Silicon Valley companies to make similar efforts. In a blog post, Chief Executive Chuck Robbins said […]

$1.3T Spending Law Has More Money for Youth and Census Bureau

$1.3T Spending Law Has More Money for Youth and Census Bureau

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure on March 23, averting a midnight government shutdown just hours after declaring he was considering a veto.  Trump said he was “very disappointed” in the package, in part because it did not fully fund his plans for a border wall with Mexico and […]

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