Latest Income disparity News

HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

Jan. 26, 2023 14:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in early November. “We are excited to have this opportunity to...

How pay transparency may affect your job search or raise

Jan. 11, 2023 11:09 AM EST

Knowing if you’re being paid fairly for the work you do is a mystery shrouded in a lack of information. That may be changing, though, and pay transparency may be the catalyst. It’s a growing trend for companies to reveal what a job opening or current position pays — whether voluntarily, or...

How guaranteed income experiment fared in Tacoma, Washington

Jan. 07, 2023 10:16 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — When the pandemic hit in 2020, Debbie Wilkerson decided to retire early from her job at Jack-in-the-Box. But it wasn’t really by choice, said the 64-year-old Tacoma resident. With schools shut down, she needed to home-school her 13-year-old grandson, James...

Tunisia's political experiment threatens economic collapse

Dec. 24, 2022 04:49 AM EST

NICE, France (AP) — Tunisia’s increasingly authoritarian president appears determined to upend the country’s political system. The strategy is not only threatening a democracy once seen as a model for the Arab world, experts say it is also sending the economy toward a tailspin. ...

World Cup prize money disparity is an obstacle to Equal Pay

Nov. 15, 2022 17:28 PM EST

World Cup prize money continues to be a sticking point for equality in soccer, despite the historic equal pay agreement between U.S. Soccer and its men's and women's teams. Earlier this year, the U.S. national teams decided to split prize money, which means that the haul from playing...