Childcare costs more than college. Mothers with equal resumes are hired 80 percent less of the time than non-mothers and are offered lower starting salaries. It costs over $200,000 to raise one child from birth to age 18 (not including college). All of this is happening every day in the backdrop of a national a […]
Washington state lost an average 37,000 manufacturing jobs under Republican presidents, and gained almost four times as many – 141,000 – with Democrats in office. State-level manufacturing job growth has varied across the 16 presidential administrations since 1948, with significant gains in most states across the seven Democratic terms and significant losses under the nine […]
America’s biggest retailers could lift 1.5 million workers and their families out of poverty for pennies a day
A new study demonstrates big retailers could provide the nation a needed economic boost by paying higher wages – all while remaining profitable and continuing to offer low prices. Researchers at Demos have published a new study, titled Retail’s Hidden Potential, that explores the effects of establishing a new wage floor for the lowest-paid retail […]
We hear two views about the high-tech work force. On one hand, employers warn of a dire labor shortage. On the other, recent high-tech graduates can’t find jobs. Many face crushing student loans that they may never pay off. Mid-career high-tech workers are steadily being let go. Discouraged mid-career workers take lower-paid service jobs after months of searching for a job as good as the one they lost.