While We Weren’t Looking, 1.3 Million People Just Got The Shaft. Happy New Year.

Even though the financial data show that for every $1 spent on unemployment, at least $1.50 is returned to the economy, Congress went ahead and let benefits expire for 1.3 million people who can’t find a job. And there’s more to come in the next 3 months. I’ll just leave that insanity right there…

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Women Everywhere Are Asked The Same Question; Their Answers Are More Alike Than You'd Think

Isn’t it interesting that with the same question and different answers, all these women arrived at a similar conclusion? Hint: Man and woman are not synonymous with somebody and nobody.

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This Is The Easiest Way To Explain Equal Pay For Women. And Maybe The Funniest.

I guess it’s good to have research studies and books and articles and campaigns that show why it’s important for women to get paid the same as men for the same job. It’s also crazy that we need so much proof. The argument is as simple as this ad makes it out to be.

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This Radio Show Host Makes Sense. Maternity Leave Is A Ridiculous Concept. Oh, Wait…

The video is a few years old, but nothing has changed. Maternity leave and the attitudes toward it in the U.S. are baffling. Almost every other developed country recognizes the importance of a new mom having time to recover from delivery, bond with her baby, breastfeed, and everything else that happens in the first several months following birth (or adoption). It’s time we get with the program and support working moms.

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A Pledge Of Allegiance Like You Have Never Seen Before

Can we have an honest conversation about this without it devolving into race hatred and name-calling? When I took a look at the original YouTube comments for this video, I started to think that’s an unattainable goal. However, the more voices we can add to the conversation, the better. Let’s start with hearing from some of the people who actually live it every day.

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Half Of Interns Are Victims Of This Illegal Act After College. It's Really Not OK.

In 2005, when I graduated from college, I moved to New York. While I was looking for a job, one opened up that I would have likely tripped my mother to get — but it was an unpaid internship. Being from humble beginnings, there’s no way I could live in a big city without being paid. And unless you actually don’t need a job, who actually can?

If you liked this cartoon (and who wouldn’t — unless you’ve hired interns and didn’t pay them, in which case BOO), you should Like its creator, Matt Bors, on Facebook. He’s super, ain’t he?

I would love it if you shared this so that people are aware of what millennials (like me) are facing these days.

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In The USA, Tipping Is Not Optional. You Read That Right.

Restaurants have made it so that we are paying most of the salaries of their servers … via tips. So there’s that, but it doesn’t change the fact that the $2.13/hour minimum wage for tipped workers hasn’t been raised in 22 years. That’s obscene.

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Listen To These People Talk About Living On The Edge And Then Tell Me Why We Can't Change Things

Aren’t minimum-wage jobs usually transitional and mostly taken by teenagers? Not anymore. Single mothers, single fathers, married couples with kids, older folks who can’t find a job with their skill set … those are the folks working at these jobs nowadays. Here are some of their stories.

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How Many Minimum Wage Hours Does It Take To Afford A Two-Bedroom Apartment In Your State?

Ever wonder how people manage to get by on minimum wage? Oftentimes, they don’t…

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Hey Broke People: This Statistic Will Piss You Off

In Roz-dreamland, there are fields of glorious, glittery, magical money for everyone struggling to hustle on minimum wage. It’s a bloody beautiful place.

But don’t just let this statistic piss you off. It’s a reminder that we have to keep fighting for economic fairness for those who deserve it.

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