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What it's like to live on low wages in North Carolina
North Carolina Mom Tries to Make It on Less Than $10 an Hour. Sometimes She Doesn’t.

Ieisha Franceis, a mother and grandmother in Durham, North Carolina, talks about the hardships she endures just trying to make ends meet.

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Pregnancy Discrimination Still Happens. This Bill Would Ensure Workers Get the Protections They Need.

Discriminating against a pregnant person is illegal in the United States for more than 40 years, but as these women's stories show, it still happens.

By keeping taxes flat for 98% of Americans, Biden says his plan will help lift the working class (Shutterstock).
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.

According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That's a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the wealthiest Americans get even richer under Trump.

Steve Mitchell, owner of Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, said postal service delays are affecting his business. Image via Steve Mitchell.
‘Now We’re Fighting the Post Office’: USPS Delays Hit NC Businesses

Small business owners around NC say postal service delays add to the challenges brought on by COVID-19.

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
White House Suggests Jobless Americans ‘Find Something New’ During Worst Economic Crisis in a Century

The timing and tone of the ad—as well as its messenger—sparked backlash, given the mass death and economic devastation that has occurred under President Trump’s watch.

Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in San Leandro, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The Gig Economy Was Already Broken — Then the Pandemic Hit

“One week I might have seven, eight, 10 families I was shopping for. I had a week when I had no money. That’s definitely a challenge.”

Members of National Guard & volunteers prepare bags of food to residents near a one-mile radius containment area set up to halt spread of COVID-19 in New York. Image via Shutterstock
Trump Ends National Guard Deployment Day Before Servicemembers Would Be Eligible for Benefits

Retired Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson called it “curious” that the extension runs only 24 days and ends in the middle of the week.