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Campaign for Paid-Sick Leave Faces Conservative Resistance




By GREGORY N. HEIRES Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to expand New York City’s paid sick leave law faces business opposition, but concerns about the benefit’s cost are overblown. In cities that have adopted laws requiring employers to provide their … Continue reading






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Obama, de Blasio, Fast-Food Workers and the Challenge of Inequality




By GREGORY N. HEIRES The day after President Obama described inequality as the “defining challenge of our times,” fast-food workers walked off the job in 100 cities across the country, demanding to be paid $15 an hour and the right … Continue reading






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The Lost Decade




By GREGORY N. HEIRES When working families look back at the early years of the turn of the century, they will undoubtedly remember the period as a lost decade. The vast majority of Americans are walking in place—even falling down—as … Continue reading






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The Wal-Mart Low-Wage Model Broke the U.S. Economy




By GREGORY N. HEIRES Wal-Mart’s nickname should be Inequality Inc. Consider this: • Six heirs of the company’s founder control more wealth than 41.5 percent of all American families combined—or 48.8 million families. • From 2007 to 2010, the wealth of the … Continue reading






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