Latest Income disparity News

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...

Albuquerque poised to settle gender pay lawsuit for $17M

Nov. 04, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of female city employees are anticipating back payment from the City of Albuquerque to make up for a wage gap going back years. KOB-TV reported Thursday that a judge is expected to sign off on the $17 million settlement the city has agreed to pay...

Salary transparency laws aim to combat pay disparities

Oct. 31, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting this week, job-seekers in New York City will have access to a key piece of information: how much money they can expect to earn for an advertised opening. New York will require employers as of Nov. 1 to disclose “a good faith salary range for every job,...

UN labor agency: Ukraine war, other crises take toll on jobs

Oct. 31, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency warned Monday that job vacancies and employment growth are expected to decline worldwide in the fourth quarter as the war in Ukraine and “multiple and overlapping crises” have led to shrinking wages, higher debt and yawning inequality. ...

A doc from the Disney family takes aim at the Mouse House

Sep. 30, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Abigail E. Disney has been critical of the company that bears her name before. But for the first time, Disney, the granddaughter of co-founder Roy O. Disney, has put her views into the medium the Mouse House was built on: a movie. In the new documentary “The...

Can’t qualify for a personal loan? 4 alternatives to try

Sep. 28, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

Personal loans provide fast, unsecured funds that can pay for anything from home repairs to medical emergencies. Instead of requiring collateral like a house or car, many lenders prefer applicants with strong credit and high incomes. But what if you don’t meet a lender’s...

Census: Inequality last year grew, but child poverty dropped

Sep. 13, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

Income inequality in the U.S. increased last year for the first time in more than a decade, but childhood poverty was cut almost in half due to expansion of the federal government's child tax credit and stimulus payments made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new survey results...