Posted on 04/22/15 by Amelia Hayes in Work & Wages
The TPP stands for the Trans Pacific Partnership, a deal that is being negotiated between 12 countries, including the United States. If you’re worried about what NAFTA has done to the United States, you should be especially worried about the TPP. The deal would expand NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), which would make it the largest free-trade agreement in history. Last week, Congress introduced a TPP Fast Track bill that is concerning.
The TPP will have a huge effect on the offshoring of U.S. service and manufacturing jobs. According to the Economic Policy Institute, under NAFTA the nation lost nearly... read more
Posted on 04/17/15 in Work & Wages
The Center for Community Solutions has released a new series of county profiles that show an increase in poverty, food pantry use and Medicaid enrollment despite a strengthening economy.
Ohio has been steadily increasing the number... read more
Posted on 03/31/15 by Harlan Spector in Work & Wages
A news story in The Cleveland Plain Dealer today calls attention to a report we released recently about a growing number of low-income working families, which includes a disproportionate share of minority families.
As low-wage jobs... read more