Latino Workers Dying at Higher Rates in Job Accidents, Report Shows

Latino Workers Dying at Higher Rates in Job Accidents, Report Shows

FairWarning, News Report, Stuart Silverstein, Posted: Sep 18, 2014

Worker advocates blame weak federal and state regulation and a trend of employers increasingly giving dangerous jobs to temporary workers.

More than 40 Percent of Minnesota Workers Lack Access to Paid Sick Days


TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2014

Some 41% of Minnesota workers lack access to even a single day of earned sick time, a new report finds. Those who have the most difficulty taking time off from work when they are sick include low-income workers and those employed in food service and other jobs where they are in regular contact with the public.


Tax-break Tech Hiring a Bust in San Francisco’s Tenderloin


Central City Extra, News Report, Tom Carter, Mark Hedin and Geoff Link, Posted: Sep 15, 2014

The city's so-called Twitter tax break has resulted in only one full-time hire and five summer interns in the low-income neighborhood now home to the city's tech firms.

More Homeless Families Expected in D.C. This Winter


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 08, 2014

A spike is anticipated in the number of D.C. families who will need a safe and warm place to live this winter, government officials say.


Calif. Assemblyman Bonta Authors AB 2719 to Support Innovative Small Businesses


Asian Journal, News Report, Rocelle Tangi, Posted: Sep 03, 2014

If approved, the bill would create support for "pop up" businesses that sell non-food products from temporary venues.

New York Bank Accused of Refusing Mortgages to Blacks


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 02, 2014

Evans Bank in New York is being sued by the state over accusations that its mortgage lenders refused financing to African-Americans in Buffalo.


Study: Wealth of Calif. Nonprofits Not Evenly Spread Throughout State


New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Aug 30, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area has less than a fifth of the state’s total population, but has nearly half of the assets of all the state’s nonprofits.


Grow Your Own “Unretirement” - Minnesota Hmong on the Farm


PBS Next Avenue/New America Media, News Feature, Chris Farrell , Posted: Aug 27, 2014

Part of the retire-to-farm movement, immigrants are carving out a new life for themselves and their families,


Fresno’s Recyclers Come Out of the Shadows


New America Media/ The kNOw Youth Media, News Report, Colby Tibbet, Keirra Woods and Keishaye Woods, Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Every morning Mike Rhyne walks his shopping cart through Fresno to collect bottles, cans, and other recyclables.

Poverty Rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Acccording to Study


Northwest Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

The numbers for Asian Americans in poverty have grown by 37 percent, while Pacific Islanders in poverty have increased by 60 percent.

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