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Disability Vote Grows to 38.3 Million, a 19.8% Jump Since 2008

A projected 38.3 million people with disabilities will be eligible to vote in the November 2020 elections, representing 16.3% of the electorate. This exceeds the number of eligible voters who are Black (29.9 million) or Hispanic/Latino (31.3...
25-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Survey: Job Satisfaction, Productivity Rise for Working Parents During COVID-19

A Rutgers University survey reveals that working parents are happier with their job, and they are getting more done, than people without children. Researchers attribute the surprising results to a sharp increase in the number of men helping with...
21-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Exploited San Francisco Workers are "Suffering Silently"

Many of the city's most vulnerable workers are too afraid to file a complaint when their employer pays them below the minimum wage. Domestic workers are the biggest victims. Bar and restaurant employees are also high on the list.
9-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Wage Theft Runs Rampant During Recessions

Employers are more likely to cheat their workers during periods of high unemployment. It happened during the Great Recession of 2008. It's even more likely during the COVID recession, in part because of President Trump's recent executive order...
9-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Teaching Our Way to a More Equitable Economy

Rutgers University's Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership (CLEO) contains case studies, journal articles, policy and issue reports, videos, and sample syllabi to help college professors teach about employee share ownership in their classes.
27-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers Program Elevates Women of Color in the Worker Justice Movement

The Rutgers Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today expanded a nationwide initiative to elevate more women and people of color—especially women of color—to leadership positions in...
24-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Rutgers Program Helps Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

The Rutgers NJ/NY Center for Employee Ownership (NJ/NYCEO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today announced a new program designed to preserve minority and women-owned businesses, save jobs, build employee wealth, and strengthen local...
22-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Report: Home Health Aides Scraping By on Low Wages During Pandemic

They provide a critical service to thousands of seniors and people with disabilities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the average home health aide in New Jersey earns just $25,000 per year.
31-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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