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Activists take part in a protest outside of the Old Ebbitt Grill to call for a full minimum wage with tips for restaurant workers in Washington, DC in May 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP via Getty Images)
‘More Rights for the Employer’: Why Workers Have it So Bad in North Carolina

North Carolina’s lack of worker protections makes it the worst place in the country to work, especially for Black women, a recent analysis found.

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.”