"The Working Poor group knows that it is a political hot potato to call
for public policy to improve wages and benefits and increase training
programs to help lift low-wage workers out of poverty."
That potato would be a lot cooler if you dropped the "poverty" and kept up the inclusive rhetoric.
Young workers in unions earn $4 more per hour than non-union, study shows
"Even though they've done everything right - finished
high school and college at higher rates than in the past, young workers
have been the hardest hit by stagnant and declining wages over the last
Workers unite for human rights
"The rally called attention to the plight of poverty-level workers who
say they lack health care or educational opportunities to improve their
Health Care, Housing
Premiums soar; wages stagnate
"As health care becomes less and less affordable, Georgians face
difficult choices in trying to provide health coverage for themselves
and their families."
Report: Energy efficiency key to housing affordability
"As we look at the age of homes and concentrations of low-income
households, we see that the very people least able to afford high
consumption live in homes built without energy efficiency measures."
In race for president, economy passes war and health care as key issue
Keep the playing field level
"The economic climate has affected us all, regardless of social
standing, and if communities are going to survive, we had better start
working together to make ends meet."
Task force tries to redefine poverty
"Poverty is high," Dillon said, agreeing that the numbers being used to
set guidelines don't take into account people trying to pay utilities
on $7 and $8 an hour jobs. "You can't pay all the necessities to live"
on those kinds of wages, he said."
Then let's cut the Sympathy Frame, and have a conversation about sufficient wages, and better jobs for everyone.
Campaign offers little on how to aid the poor
"All three are upset that poverty — affecting more than one in 10
Americans — is rarely spoken about on the presidential campaign trail."
Allow me to direct you back to that whole 'hot potato' thing.
Crises on many fronts
"No one knows how to quell the uncertainty. And no one is even talking about the poor."
Plenty of people are talking about the poor - no one is listening.
Report: Indiana working poor numbers grow
"Investing in job training programs, increasing the minimum wage
above the federal wage standard, and initiatives such as paid
parent leave for family and medical needs resulted in some states
reducing their number of low-income working families, the report
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