The Corporate Daddy

From The New York Times:   The Corporate Daddy Walmart, the world’s largest public corporation, is a big part of the income-gap problem. It could be a big part of the solution. http://nyti.ms/1qwT4Jy For some time now, Republicans in Congress have given up the pretense of doing anything to improve the lot of most Americans. Raising the minimum wage? They won’t even allow a vote to happen. Cleaner air for all? Read More

Most Latino Workers Born in U.S., Study Says

Most Latino Workers Born in U.S., Study Says

From The New York Times: Most Latino Workers Born in U.S., Study Says Immigrants, which include Latinos who have come to the U.S. legally or illegally, made up 49.7 percent of all Hispanic workers in 2013, down from 56 percent in 2007. http://nyti.ms/1kSj3mV ,  TANZINA VEGA , JUNE 19, 2014 Immigrants no longer make up the majority of Latino workers in the United States, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Read More

Making the Economic Case for More Than the Minimum Wage

Making the Economic Case for More Than the Minimum Wage

Feb 13th, 2014 http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-13/making-the-economic-case-for-more-than-the-minimum-wage#p1 In his January 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a new federal minimum wage of $10.10 an hour. The year before, in the same speech, he proposed a $9 minimum wage. Obama didn’t provide an economic rationale for the increase so much as a marketing one, ad-libbing: “It’s easy to remember: 10-10!” If instant recall is the primary goal, why not $10.04, in Read More

States Struggle to Add Latinos to Health Rolls

States Struggle to Add Latinos to Health Rolls

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/us/states-struggle-to-add-latinos-to-health-rolls.html?_r=0  LOS ANGELES — With an estimated 15 percent of the country’s uninsured population, California is crucial to the success of President Obama’s health care overhaul. Here, that success cannot come without enrolling Latinos, who make up more than half of the state’s uninsured. But so far, enrollment of Latinos has fallen strikingly below the hopes of the law’s proponents, accounting for 20 percent or fewer of those who had Read More

Is a wage increase on the horizon for fast-food workers?

Is a wage increase on the horizon for fast-food workers?

A growing movement from workers is pressing employers like McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and  other fast-food chains to increase the hourly pay to $15 an-hour. Workers in 100 cities planned a one day strike on Thursday, 12/5/2013. How do you think an increase of 50%  in hourly rate will change the  employment of blue-collar workers? If  hourly pay increase to $15.00, do you think employers will hire less workers at Read More

The New Land for Opportunity is Mexico!

The New Land for Opportunity is Mexico!

With Europe and China struggling, the “stars are aligning” for Mexico, as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics in immigration. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/world/americas/for-migrants-new-land-of-opportunity-is-mexico.html?_r=0#commentsContainer