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How Women Get Trapped In The Cycle Of Being Underpaid — And How They Get Equal Pay

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The pay gap has trapped generations of women. But there’s another way.

Monica Torres, Huffington Post

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03/08/2019 | Most people go to work with the promise that their hard work will be fairly rewarded. And for 19 years, that’s what Lilly Ledbetter did.
 



Until the promise of (equal pay) is realized by vigilant policymakers, employersand employees, the pay gap will continue to be an injustice that women will need to reckon with.



At her job with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Gadsden, Alabama, she frequently pulled 12-hour shifts and often worked overtime as a supervisor. But in 1998, as she was nearing retirement, she said, she got an anonymous note in her mailbox at work. The scrap of paper had her name and her salary, plus the names and salaries of three men in the same managerial role. She was earning $3,727 per month, while her male peers were paid $4,286 to $5,236 per month.

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Push puts Minnesota near goal of ending veteran homelessness.

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  • A goal that once seemed unattainable — securing safe and stable housing for every veteran known to be homeless — is now within reach. 
  • State getting all vets off the street.
  • Related: Homeless America ~ Chris Hedges
  • Related: The market will not fixTwin Cities' affordable housing crisis.

Chris Serres, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune

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/ February 9, 2019 | A bitter, subzero wind lashed at their clothing as an aging couple and their small family of pets — three cats and a bulldog — emerged from a rusted Chevrolet Malibu packed to the ceiling with their belongings.

The couple, Mark and Marjorie Kray, had spent most of the past three years sleeping in their car, moving from highway rest stops to store parking lots on the outer edges of the Twin Cities. Bleary-eyed and cold, they braced themselves for disappointment as they entered a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs office in downtown Minneapolis.

Chris Serres covers social services for the Star Tribune.

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Homeless America ~ Chris Hedges, Chris Hedges, Truthdig / Rise Up Times

 

  • https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Fish-Card-Bored-Hedges-850x600.jpg"I am the voice you never hear,
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  • Related: A Few Good Men//Portraits of Homelessness

 

 

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The market will not fix Twin Cities' affordable housing crisis. Carol Becker, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune

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  • Developers are building new luxury units in the metro, but they are out of reach for most. Without subsidies, that math won't change. 
  • Related: More Housing, Not Shelters
     

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The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs: It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power.

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Ultimately, the better advice for workers seeking to avoid “disruption” is to become the agents of disruption themselves.

Adam Simpson, the Next System / Portside

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Robots%20Taking%20Jobs%20%20sidebar.jpgJanuary 23, 2019 | Each week workers are confronted with yet another article touting the threat of technology wiping out their jobs. A recent “60 Minutes” segment featured venture capitalist and author Kai-Fu Lee predicting that advances in artificial intelligence would “in 15 years displace about 40 percent of the jobs in the world.”

The message to workers is clear: the threat of obsolescence is real, so act accordingly. The advice of the World Economic Forum, the McKinsey Global Institute, and others, is that workers must “reskill” in order to have a livelihood available to them.

For workers, though, this advice is a trap.

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Ex-Labor Secretary Urges Unpaid Federal Workers To Defy Trump By Walking Off Job

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  • Robert Reich slammed the president for “callous disregard” of 420,000 government employees working without pay.
  • Related: The case for a national general strike protesting Trump's heartless shutdown

Ed Mazza, Huffington Post

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1/23/2019 | A former labor secretary is calling on the 420,000 federal employees who are working without pay due to the shutdown to walk off the job and picket outside the workplace.

Robert Reich, a University of California, Berkeley professor who served in President Bill Clinton’s administration, slammed President Donald Trump for his “callous disregard” of the federal workforce: 

Ed Mazza, Overnight Editor, Huffington Post

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The case for a national general strike protesting Trump's heartless shutdown, Bob Hennelly, Salon

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  • The social cohesion for a general strike supporting federal workers is part of America’s past. How about now?
  • Related: The Return of the Strike

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