Teresa Danks, a third grade teacher in Tulsa, spends $2,000 to $3,000 of her own money every year to buy supplies for her students. Last summer, she stood on a street corner with a sign, which read, “Teacher needs school supplies. Anything helps.”
Eighteen years old, already a father, and having passed his high school equivalency test, Timothy Gonzalez took a $10-an-hour job “shoveling dirt” as a construction laborer in Pensacola, Florida.
nly 25 years ago, 60 percent of full-time workers at large and medium-sized companies had pension plans with lifetime benefits. Now, less than 25 percent of private-sector workers can still count on retirement security.
Working women need one more academic degree than their male colleagues just to earn the same pay for the same work.
Fed up with low pay, health insurance rate hikes, and swelling class sizes, West Virginia teachers have walked off their jobs in every public school in all 55 counties.
After more than a year of delays, the Trump administration is taking action against the tidal wave of imports that is overwhelming the U.S. steel and aluminum industries, destroying high-wage jobs, devastating communities, and damaging our national security.
One of the world’s oldest and largest theme parks—Disneyland in Anaheim, California—invites tourists to “Get More Happy.” But the resort’s 20,000 regular employees and 3,000 contract workers just want to get more money in their paychecks so they can support themselves and their families.