2022-03-23 14:16:25

How Wages Remain Shockingly Suppressed in the US



Amid all the discussions among lawmakers of inflation, rising interest rates, and high gas prices, very little is raised on the shockingly low minimum wages that low-wage workers continue to earn. A newly released Oxfam report finds that more than 50 million American workers earn less than $15 an hour. People of color and women are disproportionately impacted. Women of color are the hardest hit, with up to 70% of working women in some states earning less than $15 an hour.

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