Tag: wage gap

Raising minimum wages would benefit economy

| October 28, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to a new issue brief by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on the needs of low- and […]

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Report: South African blacks need 500 years to close wage gap with whites

| March 12, 2014

(GIN)—Union officials at a national bargaining conference in Pretoria had troubling news for workers hoping to get better pay and working conditions in the coming year. “We cannot lie forever,” said Andrew Chirwa of the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa). “In 1994 we said South Africa will be a better place to live and unemployment […]

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