· · · · · 

Walmart Hosts Food Drive for Its Own Employees

Walmart, for the second consecutive year, is holding a holiday food drive for its own employees. The retail giant has decided once again that instead of raising the wages of its 2.1 million employees, it will ask workers with a bit more disposable income to donate food to their associates with less.

Walmart, for the second consecutive year, is holding a holiday food drive for its own employees. The retail giant has decided once again that instead of raising the wages of its 2.1 million employees, it will ask workers with a bit more disposable income to donate food to their associates with less.

· · · · · 

Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Save Federal Government $7.6 Billion Annually

A new Economic Policy Institute report and "Fight for 15" protests have a common theme: Because employers pay their workers too little to live on, workers have to rely on government assistance to get by and taxpayers foot the bill.

A new Economic Policy Institute report and “Fight for 15″ protests have a common theme: Because employers pay their workers too little to live on, workers have to rely on government assistance to get by and taxpayers foot the bill.

· · · · · 

‘Equal Pay Day’ for Latinas Highlights Yawning Wage Disparities

Latinas would have had to work until today, October 8, to catch up to what white men made last year alone.

Latinas would have had to work until today, October 8, to catch up to what white men made last year alone.

· · · · · 

Vulnerable Populations Still Struggling in Improving Economy

The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates.

The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates.

· · · · · 

Brownback’s Austerity, and Its Devastating Effects on Kansas’ Working Poor

brownback_and_the_poor

Sam Brownback made a commitment in 2011: to serve the state of Kansas as its governor. It was a commitment to all who live in the state, rich and poor alike. But many of Brownback’s promises to the state’s poor residents have been broken.

· · · · · 

Roundup: Kansas AG Says Faltering Economy to Blame for Uptick in Domestic Violence

Kansas AG blames economy for uptick in domestic violence; North Carolina House passes sex ed bill; undercover at a crisis pregnancy center; from “pro-life feminist to pro-choice mama.”

· · · · · 

Iowa Violence Victims May Pay a Price for Budget Shortfalls

Iowans facing domestic violence are currently able to access crisis counseling and shelters. But if the state doesn’t find a way to maintain $4 million in funding, all that could change.

· · · · · 

Roundup: Republican Party Should Keep Supporting Human Life Amendment, Says Bush; Wonkette on Teen Birth Rate

Family planning services for low-income women on the chopping block in Washington state; Republicans should continue to support Human Life Amendment, says Bush; Arizona to allow anti-choice license plates; Christian Defense Coalition to protest at inauguration; some Asian immigrants use medical technology to ensure sons; Wonkette on teen birth rate.

· · · · · 

Speaker Pelosi Calls on Congress to Pass Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Calling this legislation “of the highest priority” for Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning called for the House to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act this week.

· · · · · 

The Economic Crisis: A Generation of Reproductive Health “Horror Stories”

From surrogacy and egg donation to inducing labor, the economic crisis is driving women to do things with their bodies that they otherwise would not do.

· · · · ·